Equipment in the Community

Bringing Support Services to You

From 1 October 2017 we will be making changes to the way our Equipment in the Community Service is delivered. These changes will help to reduce waiting times for appointments in our most popular venues and enable us to target our resources more effectively so that we can reach out to greater numbers of blind and partially sighted people.

Changes are being introduced following a review of current services, which showed that over the last 12 months, 50 per cent of the venues Sarah visited were being accessed by no visually impaired people at all or by less than 3 people in a 12 month period. This is obviously not a good use of our resources when other venues are so well attended that there is a long waiting time for an appointment.

As a result we have decided to visit our 10 most popular venues over a two month period instead of the current 27 venues.

Visits to our best attended venues will take place on a Monday and Tuesday morning between 10am and 12pm apart from My Sight Mansfield which will be the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Venues we will be visiting every month include: My Sight Bassetlaw at Bassetlaw CVS, My Sight Mansfield at the St Peter’s Centre, My Sight Newark at Knight’s Court, Queen’s Medical Centre, Kings Mill Hospital and the Mary Potter Centre in Hyson Green.

Venues that will be visited every two months include: Radcliffe on Trent Library, West Bridgford Library, Bulwell Riverside and Arnold Library. 

In very exceptional cases we will also make a home visit for equipment advice. Requests for home visits will be assessed on a case-by-case basis against the following criteria:

1)      People who have difficulties getting out and about or accessing community services due to ill health or frailty.

2)      People who do not have a public transport service into our venues.

3)      People who have carer commitments and who, for example are caring for a relative with dementia.

If you’re unsure whether or not you or your relative will meet the eligibility criteria for a home visit, please contact Sarah on 0115 9706 806 who will be able to discuss this with you. There will be a small charge of £5 for home visits.

 

Community Visits and Events

October 2017

Mary Potter Centre - Monday 2 October - 10am to 12noon

My Sight Newark Hub - Tuesday 3 October - 10am to 12noon

QMC Hospital - Tuesday 10 October - 9.30am to 11.30am

My Sight Mansfield Hub - Wednesday 11 October - 10am to 12noon

Radcliffe on Trent Library - Tuesday 17 October - 10am to 12noon

Bulwell Riverside - Monday 23 October - 10am to 12noon

My Sight Bassetlaw Hub - Tuesday 24 October - 10am to 12noon

 

November 2017

Mary Potter Centre - Monday 6 November - 10am to 12noon

My Sight Newark Hub - Tuesday 7 November - 10am to 12noon

My Sight Mansfield Hub - Wednesday 15 November - 10am to 12noon

Kingsmill Hospital - Monday 20 November - 10am to 12noon

West Bridgford Library - Tuesday 21 November - 10am to 12noon

Arnold Library - Monday 27 November - 10am to 12noon

My Sight Bassetlaw - Tuesday 28 November - 10am to 12noon

 

December 2017

Mary Potter Centre - Monday 4 December - 10am to 12noon

Newark Hub - Tuesday 5 December - 10am to 12noon

QMC Hospital - Tuesday 12 December - 10am to 12noon

Mansfield Hub - Wednesday 13 December - 10am to 12noon

Kingsmill - Monday 18 December - 10am to 12noon

Radcliffe on Trent Library - Tuesday 19 December - 10am to 12noon

 

This service offers you an opportunity to view equipment and receive information and advice on living with sight loss from our experts. We can refer to our other services and to other agencies if you require more indepth support.

If you are looking for a specific item for example magnifiers or mobile phones then please call 0115 970 6806 or email sarahb@mysightnotts.org.uk in advance.  There are some items we are not able to carry due to their size.

If you want to be kept up to date with where we will be, please contact 0115 970 6806  or email info@mysightnotts.org.uk to be added to our mailing list. Information can be sent to you in Large Print, Audio, Braille or Email.

 

Addresses of venues

My Sight Newark, Knights Court Community Centre, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1UJ

My Sight Mansfield Hub, St Peter’s Centre, Church Side, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1AP

My Sight Bassetlaw, BCVS@The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop, S80 2BU

QMC Hospital, Eye Outpatients Department (A Floor)