We are funding to the cost of providing a home visiting service for older people whose sight is deteriorating or who are finding it difficult to manage and technology support for adults and young people who want to use computers, tablets and smart phones to communicate with friends and family
February 2017 - February 2020
Charity information: Sight Advice South Lakes
Every year, we help over 1200 visually impaired people who are suffering from the traumatic effects of sight loss and visual impairment. Deteriorating sight is extremely stressful & can lead to depression, loss of confidence and isolation. 79% of our service users are people over 65 years of age and many live in small rural towns and villages. Most older people are particularly vulnerable at the point at which sight deteriorates significantly & this is often exacerbated by rural isolation
Your funding will contribute to the cost of providing a home visiting service for older people whose sight is deteriorating or who are finding it difficult to manage and technology support for adults and young people who want to use computers, tablets and smart phones to communicate with friends and family and to carry out every day transactions. We know that early intervention and the provision of a range of practical and emotional support makes all the difference
to relieve isolation
Activities» home visits, providing information, advice and practical and emotional support which can be one off or on-going.
Between April 2016 and March 2017, the project supported 146 older people (242 visits in all) and supported 74 people by phone
We will send all donors a copy of our annual review if requested
Budget - Project Cost: £30,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £30,000 Community Outreach Home Visits across South Lakes
A significant proportion of the population live in villages and hamlets and over 50% do not have direct access to a regular bus route. 2,300 people have a significant visual impairment. This figure is predicted to rise to 3,500 by 2030. Many are left isolated as they grow older because younger family members have had to move away in search of affordable housing or they themselves have retired to Cumbria leaving their children in other areas of the country.
Isolated and vulnerable older people whose sight is deteriorating
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Community Development Coordinator