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.
Charity information: Dorset Blind Association
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.
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.
To help elderly people with sight loss in North Dorset maintain independent, healthy and active life
Activities» Structured home visiting and support service managed by employed staff and using trained volunteers
What success will look like
Success will be measured by testimonials received from the people we help and their friends and family.
Project will help elderly people with sight loss in North Dorset maintain full, healthy, independent and socially active lives. This stops those people needing to access local health and social care services, at great public expense.
Six monthly project reports and updates on the effectiveness of the services and numbers of people being helped by it.
Budget - Project Cost: £24,600Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £18,300 Salary and oncosts Salary for project worker £3,600 Home office and travel expense Expenses for project worker who is based working from home £1,400 Volunteer expenses Volunteer expenses £1,300 Project management Project management
North Dorset including the towns of Sherborne, Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Blandford Forum.
Older people with sight loss living in the area
We already provide this service very successfully and are seeking funding support to enable it to continue. No other charity provides a similar service in this area.
Read more about the Charity running this project.