Vista secure funding for 'Supporting lonely people with sight loss' scheme
Vista have secured funding for their Supporting lonely people with sight loss scheme. This scheme will make public transport more accessible for people with sight loss in this region, and thereby reduce loneliness in this group.
As part of the scheme, Vista will be partnering with Go Travel Solutions to provide information on all local transport options to each person registered with sight loss in their preferred format; deliver accessibility training for local transport providers; and improve the accessibility of key transport hubs by auditing and then funding improvements. These audits and improvements will take place in local train stations, bus stops, and taxi ranks.
Susan Hoath, Vista CEO said “We are delighted to receive this funding and excited about the opportunities presented by this project. Time and again people with sight loss who Vista support tell me that a lack of access to transport is a real barrier to them in their everyday lives. This can be hugely isolating to a community who already experience a high level if isolation and loneliness.”