Community services for you 

We are striving to connect to even more people impacted by sight loss. We want to be there to provide practical advice and emotional support from the moment that visual impairment is diagnosed.

At Sight Scotland, we know that sight loss is challenging not only for the individual but for the people around them too. It can leave people feeling isolated and lacking confidence. But it needn’t be like that.

With the right support and tools, things can be very different. Together we'll tackle the impact of vision loss on your life.

Our ambition is to reach those who need us, in their own homes and communities, online and over the phone. We will provide tailored support delivered by experienced experts.

Get in touch if you need a helping hand.

A rehab officer supports a veteran using a long cane at a busy road

Our Family Wellbeing Service

When a loved one is facing up to sight loss, we know it can be hard to know where to start.

At Sight Scotland, we know that sight loss is challenging not only for the individual but for the people around them too.

That’s why our Family Wellbeing Service support family members and friends to support their loved one adapt to sight loss. From the point of diagnosis, when it's most difficult to know where to turn - we'll be there.

The Family Wellbeing Support Line is a free, confidential phone service for families and carers of people with sight loss in Scotland.

Our friendly team can provide information on a range of topics including:

  • Emotional support and befriending

  • Advice on a wide range of visual impairments

  • Equipment, aids and home adaptations

  • Maintaining independence

  • Benefits and financial support

  • How to get help locally

Andrew, a Royal Blind School pupil, with a tandem bicycle

When a loved one is facing up to sight loss, we know it can be hard to know where to start.  

At Sight Scotland, we know that sight loss is challenging not only for the individual but for the people around them too.

That’s why our new services support family members and friends to, in turn, support their loved one adapt to sight loss. From the point of diagnosis, when it's most difficult to know where to turn - we'll be there. 

We can equip you to be the best possible support for your loved one. 

Veteran and his partner at the Kirkcaldy lunch group

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