Out and about, Marg Vickers the Community Support Worker in Mid Devon met Stuart and Pauline who attended a Talk and Support Group meeting for the first time in February. After chatting to them both, they thought a Sight Loss MOT home visit would be beneficial. Following the visit, they both kindly offered to share their thoughts to encourage others who may feel daunted by the idea of going along to a group meeting for the first time, or in making an appointment for either an MOT visit or an appointment with our Sight Loss Adviser.
In Pauline and Stuart’s words; “Stuart was registered blind in 1981 and deaf/blind in 2008. Attending the hub has proved to be invaluable and we have already started our slow progress forward together, some examples of this are that Stuart has booked an appointment with the Sight Loss Adviser to discuss Daily Living Aids as he would love to be able to see his gardening magazine with the aid of a magnifier. We will be attending future meetings as the information and interaction was invaluable. I now feel more confident to face my fear of using public transport, especially buses, and have now got the timetables for Mid Devon so we will soon be going out and about. Because of the hub and Margaret’s MOT visit, we both feel very positive for the future, albeit slow steps.