Debbie is a Community Worker for our Family Wellbeing Team and has been with the service since it started in October 2020.
I would urge anyone affected by sight loss to call our Support Line.
"I previously worked as a Residential Care Worker at Sight Scotland’s Royal Blind School and I was in that job for 15 years before taking on my new role.
"I support people with sight loss and their families who are also impacted by this. I work mainly in Edinburgh and the Lothians, but do sometimes travel further afield.
"The support can either be face-to-face, over the phone or online. I offer practical and emotional support. This can be a home visit to demonstrate equipment, talk about their visual impairment, help with visual aids and adaptions in the home, IT and assisted technology support, form filling and signposting, or referring to other support services if required.
"I love that I do feel that I am making a difference. There is a great deal of job satisfaction and fulfilment, knowing that families and individuals no longer feel alone or isolated. I love that I am learning something new every day and I feel inspired by the people I support.
"I don’t see my job as 'just a job'. It’s so important to me that every person I work with feels valued, worthwhile, supported and that they have someone to turn to."
"I would urge anyone affected by sight loss, directly or indirectly to call our Support Line on 0800 024 8973. No matter what kind of sight loss you experience, or if your loved one is struggling with sight loss, we can help you and are just a phone call away."
Our support line
Debbie could be one of the fantastic team answering your call, email or form enquiry. Our team are dedicated to helping anyone with sight loss and you can turn to us at any time, no matter the stage of sight loss for yourself or a loved one. We are here the family members too.
Our Wellbeing Team are there to listen and support you in what you need and any questions you may have about your sight loss or helping someone you know who is living with sight loss.
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Our free support line is there for you, no matter what severity of sight loss you have.