Case studies

Imelda

Imelda

You have to look for networks, and I think for me Vista is one of those networks. It’s like a comfort blanket but a very practical comfort blanket.

When diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, Imelda feared her life would be changed forever. However, after working with Ian Watts and the Digitial Vision Service, she's ready to face the challenge.

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Isis

Isis

She's now more confident in explaining her eye condition, and understands that with the right support, she can do anything.

Isis, 10, has been supported by Vista for the last four years, after she was diagnosed with Optic Neuropathy.

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Jayne

Jayne

The residents are like family to me - it doesn’t feel like I’m coming into work, it feels like I’m visiting their home.

Jayne has worked at New Wycliffe Home for six years, and is now an Assistant Manager.

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Jo

Jo

It's nice to have progressed yet still work within the organisation, I enjoy being part of Vista's person-centred approach to care.

Starting as a support worker, Jo is now a registered manager for Vista's residential homes for adults with sight loss and learning disabilities.

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Joan

Joan

The groups are thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve made friends here, and I often go home and think about what we got up to!

Joan's sight has deteriorated in the last five years. Her loss of central vision means she finds it hard to recognise faces, read, or perform other activities of daily life.

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John

John

It helps to be around others who can relate - there’s no embarrassment, as we’re all in a similar situation.

John was a normal teenager, living in Hinckley during the Second World War. At just 14 years old, he was a civilian casualty, resulting in complete blindness in both eyes.

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