Sight Loss Volunteer Advisor

REF: SLVA

  • Location Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland - including community settings and hospitals
  • Hours Four days per month - 2-3 hours per day

Primary Objectives:

·        To offer emotional support to people who have been diagnosed with sight loss or maybe at risk of losing their sight. 

·        To provide practical advice, guidance, identifying individual needs signposting accordingly.

Responsibilities:

·        To engage in key locations within the community, making contact with people who are and may be at risk of losing their sight

·        To help deliver information about the prevention of sight loss

·        Offer opportunities to access support within the local communities

·        To promote Vista in community and events to publicise our valuable services

·        To support our ECLO teams within community hospitals

Qualities and skills we are looking for:

·        Genuine interest in supporting people with sight loss or at risk of losing their sight

·        Patience and good listening skills

·        Good communication skills

·        A friendly attitude

Support provided for you:

·        Full Induction and Visual Impairment Awareness training

·        Training in hospital protocols or community locations

·        Reasonable reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs. 

For an application form contact Sheela our Team Leader 

Call: 07715 078 799

Email: sheela.solanki@vistablind.org.uk

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