Building on national strategies and research Devon in Sight has developed an innovative ‘Sight Loss MOT’ to help the charity identify the services, support and training that will help people living with sight loss maintain their independence, wellbeing and choice.
The MOT focuses on the following areas: Understanding your eye condition, making the best use of your sight, having someone to talk to, your health and wellbeing, managing at home, getting out and about, your finances and planning for the future, work, learning and having your say.
Grahame Flynn, Devon in Sight CEO said, “Key to the new service is the fact that people with sight loss helped us design the MOT. We have used the ‘Seeing it my way’ framework as the starting point but developed the concept by bringing together our partners to ensure that we provide a bespoke and meaningful service.’
The MOT is being trailed in Torbay, Mid, East and West Devon through our new Community Support Service.