New sensory service helps users stay independent
A NEW sensory impairment service in the borough is helping people take a more active role in the community.
The Sight Support Sensory Impairment Service provides practical support for anyone with sight loss or hearing difficulties.
Funded by Caerphilly Supporting People, the service aims to help users stay independent and living in their own homes. You do not need to be registered with Social Services to participate.
Meetings are held every other Monday at the Community Centre in Fleur de Lys.
At a meeting of the Blackwood branch in Fleur de Lys on Tuesday (April 4) members had a demonstration of a digital listening device from Sight Support.
The club also plays indoor bowls, go out on day trips and for lunch through the year.
Three members of the club play for Wales and they were GB 10 pin bowling champions in 2007.
Service manager Andrew Hillier said: “Sight loss and poor hearing is often associated with old age but this service is for anyone over 16 living within Caerphilly County Borough.
“We are a small team of four part-time staff. We will arrange to visit you at home to discuss your needs.
“This could be access to low vision or hearing aids, welfare rights advice or support to find you appropriate housing or to have your existing house adapted to suit your needs.
“We also provide advice on the use of technology and have a comprehensive resource centre where you will be able to see many of the aids and equipment available.”
If you have any queries, please contact Sight Support Cymru Ltd on 01495 763650 or e-mail [email protected]