Sight loss help

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

Peo­ple with sight loss will have the chance to get ex­pert ad­vice at the launch of a new event in Cas­tle Dou­glas next week.

Four or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­vid­ing sup­port will join to­gether to host Vi­sion Hub at the com­mu­nity cen­tre on Mon­day.

Lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Scot­tish War Blinded, Mac­u­lar So­ci­ety, Vis­i­bil­ity and Deaf­blind Scot­land will of­fer tips on how each ser­vice can help peo­ple. The Mac­u­lar So­ci­ety’s Jamie Cuth­bert­son will share in­for­ma­tion on tele­phone coun­selling and sup­port groups. Vis­i­bil­ity’s Craig McLa­gan will tell how staff do home vis­its to dis­cuss adapt­ing to sen­sory loss.

The event will take place from 10.30am to 2pm.

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