Dorset Blind Association

North Dorset Home Support service

To help people in North Dorset with sight loss maintain full, healthy, independent and socially active lives notwithstanding their sight loss. The service also provides help and support for the family and carers of people with sight loss.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140321)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£12,285

Donations

22

    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

Location

Situation

The problems of isolation, loneliness and depression which easily affect people with sight loss, especially older people living in rural areas with little or no accessible community services or public transport.

Solution

By providing a bespoke service which gives those people regular access to specialist advice, equipment and support and an ongoing and regular visit from a trained volunteer who will help with simple everyday living tasks and provide friendship and social company.

  • The Coordinator is very supportive and has found me a wonderful volunteer who is a real life line since my husband died.

    — existing service user

  • The Coordinator is very supportive and has found me a wonderful volunteer who is a real life line since my husband died.

    — existing service user