ROVIs (Rehabilitation Officers)

Devon County Council logoWhat does a Rehabilitation Officer – Visual Impairment (ROVI) do?

The aim of a ROVI is to help visually impaired people to remain or become as independent as possible.

ROVIs can advise you about Registration as Blind or Partially Sighted and about BD8 or the new CVI (Certificate of Visual Impairment).

ROVIs can help visually impaired people to learn new skills to continue with many daily tasks. This can include many things: from how to move around with greater safety and more confidence through to cooking. Sometimes special equipment can help or perhaps a different technique is needed. ROVIs can assess and advise. ROVIs also see people referred to Low Vision Clinics throughout Devon.

ROVIs can also put visually impaired people in touch with other useful services, e.g. talking newspapers, and organisations both local and national.

For Devon

Please contact Care Direct
(Health & Social Care for Adults)
0845 1551 007

For Torbay

Please contact Sensory & Learning Disability Services
(Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust)
01803 219 700