Helping Hands Information and Support Service
SVI has been awarded a small grant from the Wesleyan Foundation to extend our help and support to visually impaired people, their families and friends/carers.
If you want to talk to one of our team about something that you need information and/or support about, then give us a ring or drop us an email. We can:
- help you to complete forms and applications and access on-line services
- give accurate and timely information on a wide range of topics
- provide support and advocacy to get you through a tough time.
We can often help you ourselves but if not, we can offer you guidance on who can and make a referral on your behalf for specialist support where more complex help is needed.
Call us on 0121 525 4810 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to one of our team.
Support closer to home
Members have told us that they would like local support groups to be set up and thanks to a grant from the Esmee Fairbairn EPIC programme, over the next three months (January to March 2020) we will be launching town based groups. Local support groups will take place once every six weeks in your town. We are looking for members who would like to volunteer to work with our staff and sighted volunteers to take the lead on these groups.
Our first group will be launched in Wednesbury on Friday 31 January 2020 at South Staffs Water Community Hub, Union Street. Drop in for a chat and to found out about local services near to your home between 10.30 and 12.00pm.