Support 4 Sight has been helping and supporting people with sight loss in the Essex area for over 20 years. In 2015, we launched a carers support service, funded by Essex County Council, to support the partners, relatives or friends who help to make their loved one’s life as full and as independent as possible.
Our aim is to give help, advice and support for any person who cares for a loved one with sight loss in our area.
Unfortunately we no longer receive funding but still meet as a carers group.
Chelmsford Carers group meets up the third Wednesday of the month.
We are hoping to relaunch the Saffron Walden Carers group in Spring 2019.
Please call Graham on 07949 676126 to check the meeting is still planned for that month.
We run a casual monthly group which gives you a chance to share your experiences and frustrations, as well as concerns, with others.
We offer information about financial help that may be available to you as a carer, as well as information about other organisations that might be helpful to you or your visually impaired loved one.
These groups, gives both the carer and the VI person a bit of respite and space.
It also opens avenues for new friendships being formed and greater knowledge on daily living with a visual impairment.
We also have a closed, invitation only, Facebook page, which is a great way to ask questions and share ideas as well as keeping abreast of items of interest and events.
Lastly, our Newsletter, for those who care for visually impaired people, is sent out quarterly. The Newsletter gives snippets about technological advances in the low vision world, current campaigns or items of news that affect visually impaired people. We also list our social events, including our coffee mornings and social lunches and trips.
If you need help or information about your caring role, would like to receive a Newsletter or join our Facebook Group, please call 01799 523700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.