If you need to talk to someone about sight loss, we'll listen. We'll explore what living with sight loss means for you and talk through your concerns, finding solutions together.
We’re here for families of people with sight loss, to help you tackle the future together and with confidence. Call us today, or complete the form below to book a call back from an advisor at a time that suits you.
Talk to us on 0800 024 8973
10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Monday to Friday
Write us an email email@example.com
Sometimes it’s helpful to write down your concerns before you share. Send us a email and one of our specialist advisors will come back to you. We aim to respond to emails within 24 hours.
At Sight Scotland, we know that sight loss is challenging not only for the person, but for the people around them too. Our friendly team can provide information on a range of topics including:
- Emotional support
- Sight loss conditions
- Maintaining independence
- Benefits and financial support
- Where to get more support locally.
More about our Family Support Line
We’re here to help families, friends and carers of anyone with sight loss in Scotland, but of course we welcome calls from people who themselves have a visual impairment.
You may be newly affected by sight loss, or you may have been dealing with it for some time. Either way, we’re here for you if you need some extra support.
Our specialist team can provide information on anything from advice on specific sight loss conditions, equipment and home adaptations, Benefits and financial support, maintaining independence or we can be a listening ear to share your worries with. We will also aim to let you know about where to get help locally.
If you’re not sure if we can help, please still get in touch.
Yes, our Family Support Line is a completely free service.
Yes, except for in certain situations. While we will respect confidentiality, emergency or life-threatening situations may mean that we have to share information with relevant emergency services without consent, for example, by calling an ambulance.
Our specialist advisors are on hand Monday to Friday, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm to answer calls to our freephone line. If you leave us a message, send an email, or fill in the enquiry form below, we will aim to respond within 24 hours.
When my husband was first registered as blind in 2001, we had very little idea where to get any help at all. It was really quite difficult, and I found it hard to locate the things that would help him. I think it’s really helpful to have that outreach support available that can let people know what’s available for somebody who has sight loss and help them, and the family as a whole, to adapt.
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