Discovering you are losing your sight is very frightening. It can feel a very lonely time and it can be difficult to understand what the future holds let alone to navigate and understand the support available. Many people with substantial sight loss suffer from Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). This causes visual hallucinations, that can sometimes be distressing. Somerset Sight holds regular support groups to help alleviate the feelings associated with CBS and allows you to talk to people in a similar situation.
You are not alone, the team at Somerset Sight is very experienced and is here to support you through this difficult time and beyond. Some members of the Somerset Sight team have experienced sight loss themselves so understand how you are feeling. Somerset Sight support is available, with no waiting list, throughout the county.
We offer a range of practical and emotional support to enable you to remain independent, continue to do the things you enjoy and to take up new challenges when you are ready.
Our Volunteer Visiting Service, provides one to one support for people with sight loss in their own homes or care homes throughout Somerset.
An in house service which helps individuals, relatives and carers to come to terms with all aspects of sight impairment and the emotional difficulties that can ensue.
Here at Somerset Sight we know that the right equipment and advice is crucial for you to retain your independence.
Somerset Sight run regular activities and social groups across the county for you to join in with.
We provide free talking books to anyone with sight loss, our library of almost 2,000 titles is available on Tape and CDs.
We can provide training tailored to your situation and environment