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Dumfries and Galloway community services

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

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

Visibility Scotland staff can assist with the following:

  • information on eye conditions
  • strategies to make the most of your remaining vision
  • equipment and assistive technology demonstrations
  • a listening ear for any worriers or concerns about living with sight loss
  • direct referrals to other organisations and services.

We can support you to feel more included in your local community, focusing on 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

Visual Impairment Community Support (VICS), for people over the age of 65

Pilot Project until August 2022

This project offers both emotional and practical support across Dumfries and Galloway for people over the age of 65:

  • information on eye conditions
  • strategies to make the most of your remaining vision
  • equipment and assistive technology demonstrations
  • a listening ear for any worriers or concerns about living with sight loss
  • direct referrals to other organisations and services.

This pilot project has been designed to complement the Community Sensory Support Services for Working Age (ages 16 to 64).

The VICS project is not currently funded. The project is being provided by Visibility Scotland’s charitable funds. We hope to be able to continue this service beyond the pilot, however, this will be dependent on funding.

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