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.”

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