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SVI Management Committee
SVI Management Committee

About us

SVI is managed and run by blind and visually impaired (VI) people. We give information and support to anyone in Sandwell with an interest in visual impairment. Our services enable VI people to be as independent as possible and help overcome the challenges of sight loss. We make sure that the needs and concerns of VI people in Sandwell are embedded in local service planning and delivery.

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Latest News

Share your sight loss stories

A message from a member of SVI – Karren Visser. Lockdown has changed our lives and we have had to learn new ways of being in contact. Except it’s not the same as a chat over a cup of tea or a curry down the pub! Many SVI members will have either met or spoken to Becky from Multistory and me, …

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Grant award to help us increase support

Blind and visually impaired people in Sandwell have been given a boost from Big Lotteries Awards for All.  SVI has been awarded a grant to expand our support for members who are isolating or finding it difficult to cope during the pandemic. Since lockdown began, we have contacted all our members …

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Using Technology to Keep In Touch

Keeping in touch can be challenging for people who are isolating or shielded and don’t feel confident with new technology. For visually impaired people, there can be added difficulties. In our efforts to keep ‘business as usual’, if you can call these times ‘usual’, SVI’s Board of Trustees met …

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