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If you are affected by sight loss there are many associations and companies that can help and offer advice. Please see links below - 

Doncaster Sensory Team - Children

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/service-for-children-with-a-visual-impairment

Service for children with a visual impairment (SCVI)

During this difficult time, if any parents/carers would like support or advice, please do not hesitate to contact their child's allocated Specialist Teacher.  We are here to help provide resources and advice. Please contact - 

Nikki Windmill      Nicola.Windmill@doncaster.gov.uk

Emma Hurst     Emma.Hurst@doncaster.gov.uk

Emma Hays   Emma.Marshall@doncaster.gov.uk

Lead Teacher  Amanda Bayley-Sunter   Amanda.Bayley-Sunter@doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster Sensory Team - Adults

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/adult-social-care/sensory-team-visual-impairment

The Sensory Team provide services for adults with a vision impairment.

 Information and advice is provided by Rehabilitation Officers (Vision Impairment) on:

Training to help get around independently, indoors or outdoors.

Independent living skills for tasks in the home such as preparing meals and drinks.

Communication skills, including using the telephone, Braille, Moon or touch typing.

The service also provides advice and information to relatives and carers.

For further details or to make a referral for an assessment contact the Visual Impairment Duty Officer using the contact details below:

Postal address: Sensory Team, Adults Health & Well Being, The Holmescarr Centre, Grange Lane, Rossington, Doncaster

Postcode: DN11 0LP

Phone number: 01302 737701

Email: sensory.team@doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster Sightline Directory

https://www.sightlinedirectory.org.uk/Listings/Details/1791/doncaster-service-for-children-with-a-visual-impairment

The directory for services aimed at helping blind or partially sighted people

Address: Floor 3, CYPS, Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 3BU

Tel: 01302 734 838

Email:vi.team@doncaster.gov.uk

HealthWatch Doncaster

https://www.healthwatchdoncaster.org.uk/

We are the independent champion for people who use health and social care services. We’re here to make sure that those running services in Doncaster, put people at the heart of care. 

Our sole purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services in Doncaster and to speak out on their behalf.

We focus on ensuring that people’s worries and concerns about current services are addressed. We work to get services right for the future.

Low Vision - Doncaster Royal Infirmary - NHS

https://www.nhs.uk/Services/hospitals/Services/Service/Treatment/DefaultView.aspx?id=91789&spid=89569

Low Vision - This service is provided by the Ophthalmology department run by the Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Partially Sighted Society - Seeing the way forward together

https://www.partsight.org.uk/

A Doncaster national charity here to help anybody living with sight loss

Our specialist services focus on helping you to make the best use of your remaining vision and our friendly team are at the end of a phone if you or someone you know is affected by sight loss. Please download our catalogues to view our selection of aids, stationery, bold-lined exercise books and leisure items.

Macular Society

https://www.macularsociety.org/

https://www.macularsociety.org/support/local-groups/doncaster-support-group/

It is our duty to Beat Macular Disease by providing the best advice and support, and by funding the research that will find a cure.

Realsam - simple talking solutions for people with sight loss

https://realsam.co.uk/

A revolutionary voice operated smartphone for people who are blind or visually impaired

The Royal National Institute for the Blind

www.rnib.org.uk

RNIB, the Royal National Institute of Blind People, is one of the UK's leading sight loss charities offering practical and emotional support to anyone affected by sight loss. We raise awareness of the experiences of blind and partially sighted people and campaign for change to make our society more accessible for all. We want to change our world so there are no barriers to people with sight loss.

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