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“Creating positive outcomes from the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Devon in Sight has continued to provide services in creative and innovative ways.
In March 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 crisis, we had to cancel all our face-to-face work with clients including home visits and community based Talk and Support Groups.
Our Community Support Team contacted all our registered clients to ensure that they were getting the basics like shopping, prescriptions and information about local voluntary support services set up during Lockdown.
We introduced a weekly programme of Telephone Sight Loss Speaker Events, so that people isolating in their homes had access to speakers from across Health & Social Care and sight loss partner organisations.
We ensured that you all got up to date COVID-19 restriction information in a range of accessible formats by increasing the frequency of newsletters.
In October 2020 we developed a revised service strategy in response to the on-going crisis, which focused on the key areas that would make the biggest difference to the lives of people with sight loss for the remainder of the pandemic, and as we emerged from the other side.
The strategy focused on the three key areas of Early Intervention, Emotional Wellbeing and Complex & Crisis Case Support. We remind you of our current service offer in the pages of this magazine.