Outreach

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

Supporting you during the Coronavirus pandemic

Our Outreach team is still working to support anyone living with sight loss in ReadingWe can provide advice, support and signposting over the phone. Please email info@rabsightloss.org to arrange a call from the Team. You can contact the Outreach Team manager direct by emailing gabriellew@rabsightloss.org, calling or texting her on 07843 358451 or leaving a message on 0118 957 2960.  

Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with sight loss for some time, we can help you understand your condition, advise on aids that can help with independence and even apply for grants to pay for equipment.  

Our specialist Outreach Team can also advise on services provided by other relevant organisations and connect you to activities hosted by RAB and other groups designed to keep people connected and entertained at home.  We also run a fortnightly Sight Loss information Workshop which people can join by phone or via the internet for peer support and advice and information on living with sight loss.   

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.

We accept referrals from statutory services and other voluntary sector organisations, but anyone living with sight loss in Reading Borough is also welcome to contact us direct. Call 0118 957 2960 or Contact us