Fraser is blind. He isn't able to read the same storybooks as his friends.
Sight Scotland’s specialist teachers taught Fraser to learn braille, meaning he can read the fantasy and adventure stories he loves.
With your support, we can also help Fraser’s whole family to deal with the daily challenges of sight loss.
We want to make our expertise available to families across Scotland with our new Family Wellbeing Service, but we need your help.
A donation of £20.00 will cover the cost of an hour of support for a family in need.
Please make a donation to help families get the support they need.
The difference your support will make
Our research shows that people with visual impairment can lose their confidence, self-esteem and ability to do many day-to-day activities.
Families have huge concerns about how to best support their loved ones, particularly at the first diagnosis stage.
Our new Family Wellbeing Service will be there for all family members who have a loved one with vision loss, like Fraser. Family members will be offered guidance and advice at the first diagnosis stage, and then onwards from there. With plans to open in early 2021, the Family Wellbeing Service is in its final stages of development.
Your support is crucial. Please help us enable people with vision loss, like Fraser, do the everyday things they love.
Support will be available to everyone across Scotland
The Family Wellbeing Service will run a telephone support line. We will provide practical solutions, emotional support and helpful information – knowledge we have built up for over two centuries.
Once we’re able to, our specialists will offer face-to-face support at peoples' family homes.
The Coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for us all, but for blind or partially sighted people and their families, it has had its own challenges.
We need to act now to help those in need.