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Sight Loss: What You Need to Know – Zoom sessions

Sight Loss: What You Need to Know- Zoom sessions with London Vision

Sight Loss: What You Need to Know virtual /phone sessions

The London Vision team will be hosting Sight Loss: What You Need to Know sessions over the coming months. The sessions will take place on the digital meeting platform Zoom, but they will be accessible for people with computers and smartphones and for people who only have access to a landline phone.

Each session will be themed; we will cover different areas including reasons for registering as a blind partially sighted person and the benefits associated with registration; tips and tricks for living with sight loss; getting out and about; introduction to technology, and sport and leisure.

The sessions will be informal and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and share your ideas. We will also keep the groups small to allow for conversations. Your friends or family are also welcome to join in with these sessions and discussions.

If you are interested in joining, please call Chris on 020 3761 3651 or get in touch via e-mail info@londonvision.org

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with questions, and feel free to share this message with anyone you think might benefit from the course.

 

Upcoming sessions

  • 21 July 11 am – 12 pm              Getting out and about
  • 21 July 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm        Getting out and about
  • 22 July 6 pm – 7 pm                   Getting out and about
  • 28 July 11 am – 12 pm               Everyday Life Skills
  • 28 July 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm        Everyday Life Skills
  • 28 July 6 pm – 7 pm                   Everyday Life Skills
  • 4 August 11 am – 12 pm            Sport and Leisure
  • 4 August 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm     Sport and Leisure
  • 4 August 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm     Introduction to Technology
  • 5 August 6 pm – 7 pm               Sport and Leisure
  • 6 August 11 am – 12 pm           Introduction to Technology
  • 6 August 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm     Introduction to Technology
  • 11 August 6 pm – 7 pm             How to feel good about yourself
  • 13 August 11 am – 12 pm         How to feel good about yourself
  • 13 August 2.30pm – 3.30 pm   How to feel good about yourself
  • 18 August 11 am – 12 pm         Setting goals and targets
  • 19 August 2.30 pm – 3.30pm   Setting goals and targets
  • 19 August 6 pm – 7 pm             Setting goals and targets
  • 9 Sept  2.30pm – 3.30pm        Registration and rights
  • 10 Sept 11 am – 12 pm            Registration and rights
  • 10 Sept 2.3 0pm – 3.3 0pm       Registration and rights
  • 15 Sept 11 am – 12 pm             Getting out and about
  • 15 Sept 2.30 pm – 3.30 pm       Getting out and about
  • 16 Sept 6 pm – 7 pm                 Getting out and about

 

Important

When you join a session your phone call should be free but please check with your provider first.

London Vision Info

info@londonvision.org

www.londonvision.org

 

Living with Sight Loss Course

RNIB Living with Sight Loss course

Event details

  • Venue:  RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE
  • Dates: Tuesdays 14 and 21 January 2020

To book a free place or for further information, please

Contact: Marie Kehoe – Call 020 7391 3274  or email: marie.kehoe@rnib.org.uk

 

 

 

Living with Sight Loss Course

RNIB Living with Sight Loss course
Venue:
RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE
Time:
10,00 am - 3.00 pm
Phone:
020 7391 3274
Date:
14th January 2020
Cost:
FREE


Event details

  • Venue:  RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE
  • Dates: Tuesdays 14 and 21 January 2020

To book a free place or for further information, please

Contact: Marie Kehoe – Call 020 7391 3274  or email: marie.kehoe@rnib.org.uk

 

Bowls Club Set up by Blind Man

Bowls Club Set up by Blind Man

A Llanelli man who went blind overnight has set up a bowls club for those with sight loss, after he was hit by depression and isolation.

original Story on BBC.com

Stephen Ricketts woke up having lost his sight the morning after he had left work with a headache. “There are no words to describe it – it’s just, the world had gone dark,” he said.

Charity RNIB Cymru has said more needs to be done to tackle the loneliness suffered by blind people.

Mr Ricketts, aged 50 when he lost his sight, said it led him to become depressed as well as isolated from his friends because he felt uncomfortable talking about his new disability.”It got quite intense,” he said. “Depression soon set in and I said to my wife, ‘go on, divorce me please and find a complete man’.

“All my dignity, all my pride at being the breadwinner had all gone. I’d lost my job, my licence and I lost a lot of friends.”That hurt me because I thought I had friends to rely on but I found out they were only acquaintances.”

He set up a bowls club for the visually impaired to make friends and help others in his community, using his savings to hire equipment and the use of facilities.

Stephen Ricketts
Image caption Stephen set up a bowls club in his community

“It’s a really nice feeling to walk through the local town and be recognised,” he said.

“They’ve seen how I’ve progressed from a suicidal state into someone who is standing up and talking about what he has achieved.”

Faye Jones, from Holyhead, also lost her sight, aged 62 and said it was “like a bereavement”.

“Because you know it’s something that you’re never going to get back,” she said.

Now however, she has set up groups across North Wales to bring people with sight loss together.

“There’s two or three of them who have never been to a group before,” she said.

“It has been a new beginning for them because they can ring up each other.

“But it’s getting the confidence to walk into here, it’s okay for people to say ‘join groups if you’re lonely’, but it’s very very hard for people to find the confidence to do that.”

some useful links:

https://www.rnib.org.uk/

https://www.londonvision.org/

https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/rehabilitation/