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Dumfries and Galloway community services

Connected Confident Communities (ages 18 and over)

Our  Connected Confident Communities Project offers support and advice to people with a sensory impairment across the four locality areas in Dumfries and Galloway.

If you are living with sensory loss, our community team can help with:

  • Support on a one-to-one basis
  • Emotional and practical advice
  • Signposting to other services in your local area
  • Opportunity to see aids and equipment including technology
  • Meeting others with lived experience to offer support

Please note that due to current Covid restrictions peer support groups are not running. However, staff are able to meet people face-to-face on an appointment basis in a local venue near you. Telephone and virtual peer support is available to anyone with sensory loss.

Service funded by Big Lottery and RS Macdonald Trust

Community Sensory Support Services for Working Age (ages 16-64)

Our Community Sensory Support Services for Working Age project offers both emotional and practical support across Dumfries and Galloway for people aged 16-64.

Visibility Scotland staff can assist with the following:

  • Information on eye conditions
  • Strategies to make the most of remaining vision
  • Equipment and assistive technology demonstrations
  • Listening ear
  • Direct referrals to other organisations and services

Staff can support you to enhance and improve social inclusion, focusing on any employment, training and education opportunities available to you locally.

Please note that due to current Covid restrictions peer support groups are not running. However, we are able to meet people face-to-face on an appointment basis in a local venue near you. Telephone and virtual peer support is available to anyone with sensory loss.

Service funded by Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership

Groups and courses

Our Dumfries and Galloway team run regular “Self-Management” courses for people living with sight loss. These four week courses cover practical and emotional tips to help you cope and manage any day to day challenges you may experience following a diagnosis of visual impairment. They also provide an opportunity to talk to other people living with sight loss, to share hints, tips and experiences.

Courses are currently taking place virtually with the option to attend via video or telephone. A family member or carer is welcome to attend with you.

For more information or to book a place on an upcoming course please get in touch using the contact details below.

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