Outreach

Receiving a sight loss diagnosis or experiencing a deterioration in an existing sight loss condition can be worrying and upsetting.

Supporting you to live well with sight loss

Our Outreach team is available to support anyone living with sight loss in ReadingWe can provide advice, support and signposting over the phone. Please call 0118 957 2950 to get in touch with the team or contact the Outreach Team manager direct by emailing gabriellew@rabsightloss.org

We offer face-to-face support in person at Walford Hall, in a neutral location like a cafe or library or we can visit your home to advise on home adaptations.  

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with sight loss for some time, we can work with you to help you understand your condition and put together a support plan to enable you to live well and take part in activities you enjoy. This might include advising on aids that can help with independence, or even apply for grants to pay for equipment. We can also refer you to specialist services provided by our partner organisations  and connect you to activities hosted by RAB and other groups designed to give people living with sight loss the ability to take part in activities and meet other people living with sight loss.    

Whether you need help setting up some technology, want to chat to someone who understands the impact of learning to live with sight loss, or need to know what support is out there,  no query is too small, no problem too complex: if you have a question or concern related to your sight loss we would love to help! 

 

Comments from our service users:  

“Thank you so much for securing the grant for my document reader and getting it to me. I was getting so worried receiving all this post and not having anyone here to read it for me. 

“I didn’t realise the amount of support and services out there for people like me. I’m so glad I got in touch with you: I wouldn’t know what I was entitled to or able to do if it wasn’t for you.” 

 

Our Outreach team can help you understand what is happening with your sight and assist you in continuing to live your life to the full.

We’ll work with you in the way that works for you. We offer telephone support, appointments at our premises in central Reading, and home visits.

We can conduct a comprehensive assessment leading to a support plan, but we’re also available for quick queries or to signpost you to other specialist services. All of our outreach support is free of charge and we will work with you for as long as you need us. Call 0118 957 2960 or Contact us