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Support Groups & Agencies

We understand that many people who are living with sight loss feel isolated and unsure of who to turn to for support. Many people find it helpful to meet others in a similar situation for mutual advice and support.

My Sight Nottinghamshire runs both Peer Support and social groups where you can either talk about your feelings and share your experiences with others or just meet people in a warm and friendly social setting for a chat and to enjoy interesting activities and outings.

For more information about our Peer Support Group: www.mysightnotts.org.uk/services/Peer Support Group pages on website

For information about one of our social groups in your local area www.mysightnotts.org.uk/services/mysightlocal

 

To talk to a member of our team anytime during office hours (9am until 5pm) please don’t hesitate to call us on 0115 9706806 we’re here for you.

 

Other sources of support:

Social Services Teams

Adult Sensory Team (Nottingham city residents)

Tel: 0115 883 8550

http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-social-care/i-have-an-illness-or-disability/someone-to-help-you/adult-sensory-team/

 

Adult Deaf and Visual Impairment Service (Nottinghamshire county council residents)

Tel: 0300 5008080 http://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/service.page?id=01IvH8joFKQ

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

RNIB is a national charity for people with vision loss. The RNIB’s helpline is open Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 5.30pm. The number is 0303 123 9999 or visit their website https://RNIB.org.uk

 

Age UK (Nottingham & Nottinghamshire)

Tel: 0115 8440011 http://www.ageuk.org.uk/notts/

 

Blind Veterans UK

Tel: 0207 7235021 https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/

 

Deafblind UK

Tel/Textphone: 01733 358 100 http://deafblind.org.uk/

 

Diabetes UK

Tel: 0345 123 2399 https://www.diabetes.org.uk/

 

Disabilities Living Centre (Nottingham)

Tel: 0115 9855780 http://dlcnotts.co.uk/

 

International Glaucoma Association

Tel: 01233 64 8170 International Glaucoma Association

 

 Macular Society UK

Tel: 03003030 111 https://www.macularsociety.org/

 

MS Society

Tel: 0808 800 8000 https://www.mssociety.org.uk/?gclid=CILWnd3JktICFW-77QodhzIAsw

 

Nottingham Deaf Society

Tel: 0115 9700516 http://www.nottsdeaf.org.uk/

 

National Federation for the Blind

Tel: 01924 291313 https://nfb.org

 

National Federation of the Blind Nottingham Branch

Tel: Neana or Erica on 0115 8410 367 Kay on 07725 614 745

 

Nystagmus Network

Tel: 0845 634 2630 http://nystagmusnetwork.org/

 

Royal Blind Society (National charity providing education, training and employment support)

Tel: 01903 245679  https://www.royalblind.org/

 

RP Fighting Blindness

Tel: 0845 123 2354 RP Fighting Blindness

 

RNIB

www.rnib.org.uk
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
Tel: 0303 123 9999
Write to RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE. Please note it can take up to 30 days to process these requests.

 

Samaritans

Tel; 08457 909090 http://www.samaritans.org/

 

SeeAbility (National charity providing support for people with a learning disability and visual impairment)

Tel: 01372 755045 http://www.seeability.org/

 

Sense (National charity for deafblind people)

Tel: 0300 3309256 https://www.sense.org.uk/

 

Scope (national charity for people with disabilities)

Tel: 0808 800 3333 http://www.scope.org.uk/

 

Stroke Association

Tel: 0303 3033100 https://www.stroke.org.uk/

 

Local organisations for people outside Nottinghamshire

There are also many local voluntary organisations like My Sight Nottinghamshire around the country that help and support people with vision impairments. If you live outside Nottinghamshire, you can search by postcode on a website called Visionary to find local support organisations near you.

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