Rehabilitation Service for People with a Visual Impairment
This service offers rehabilitation to anyone with a sight impairment who resides within the borough of St.Helens.
As part of the service, we offer advice, information, product demonstrations and rehabilitation support to help visually impaired people find new ways of dealing with the practical & emotional difficulties they may be experiencing as a result of their sight loss.
The support team, which includes qualified Rehabilitation Officers for Visually Impaired People (ROVIs), will assist you in achieving a range of outcomes based on your interests and needs. For example:
- Access to leisure activities, hobbies, games and sports
- Access to voluntary societies for visually impaired people
- Undertaking daily tasks such as cooking, making hot drinks, weighing and measuring
- Overcoming problems of disorientation, which can occur with poor sight even in familiar places, indoors or out
- Guidance and support
We can also help people learn new skills to adapt and cope with the effects of visual impairment, for example, maximising a person's mobility, maintaining independent living skills and using a variety of communication methods.
If appropriate, the team will also undertake an assessment with you for a range of specialist aids and equipment to assist you in maintaining and promoting your independence.
If you require any further information, please call the St.Helens Rehabilitation Centre on 01744 675129 between 9.00am and 5.00pm (Monday to Friday) or download our brochure.