Cam Sight

Transforming the lives of visually impaired people

Our frontline team deliver a vital outreach service to visually impaired people across Cambridgeshire. They work in communities, run support groups & do home visits to demonstrate low vision aids & equipment, & offer information, advocacy & support to enhance independence, wellbeing & inclusion.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (201640)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£14,032

Amount raised

£14,076

Donations

77

Championed by The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Information/AdviceInformation/Advice

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

A diagnosis of sight loss can be a terrifying experience. Visually impaired people can experience a significant loss of independence, struggling to carry out even simple daily tasks for themselves, & they can experience loneliness & isolation, & problems in accessing support as a result of difficulties in travelling on public transport. Many social activities & venues are off limits as they are not accessible to visually impaired people. Covid has made this situation even worse.

Solution

Cam Sight has a team of four outreach workers, supported by two mobile units fitted with a range of low vision aids, equipment & assistive technology that travel into the community to support visually impaired people in their own homes. They demonstrate equipment that promote independence at home, at work & online; offer one to one support to claim benefits & negotiate other services; & run peer support groups & a range of sports & leisure activities to improve wellbeing.

  • I'm so thrilled that I have these new options as just tonight the difference is really really significant... Thank you, thank you, thank you I hope you can feel as immense a sense of achievement at helping me as I feel right now sat starting work on my task list and not needing someone to help me!

    — JS - Cam Sight Client

  • In these COVID days I think it’s wonderful the challenges are being met by Cam Sight in this way as it’s very difficult without public transport to get to Cam Sight. To have a van that can come to your area, community or own home would be a wonderful gift.

    — Lady Sheila Harrison

  • I am so happy with my lamp it has made such a difference to my reading ability. Thank you for all your kind and caring help.

    — MH - Cam Sight client

  • Dawn continued to visit, bringing wraparound glasses, magnifiers & TV glasses for me to try. I was inspired by the range of equipment... I manage well in the house now. I make tea, wash the clothes and peg them out. Little things that bored me in the past have now become a satisfactory achievement!

    — VS - Cam Sight Client