The Jewish Chronicle
JBD extends expertise with advisory service
AS PART of its golden jubilee celebrations, Jewish Blind & Disabled is taking its expertise into the wider community with a scheme to help people remain in their homes.
The Independent Living Advisory Service will support those who have faced a life-changing diagnosis of disability, or people with deteriorating health which has made everyday tasks more difficult.
They can request a visit from a JBD adviser, who will produce a tailormade set of recommendations. The visits are free of charge and in certain instances the charity may be able to fund home improvements which will maintain independent living. There is also a website, so some users will be able to find their own solutions.
“So often people in these situations have no idea what questions they should be asking, let alone of whom to ask them,” said JBD chief executive Hazel Kaye.
“But as a charity dedicated to enabling people with physical disabilities or impaired vision to live independently, we can show how life can and does go on.”