Rayleigh Town Council awards grant to Southend in Sight

Rayleigh Town Council awards grant to Southend in Sight

Local independent sight loss charity Southend in Sight have received a grant from Rayleigh Town Council to deliver sight loss awareness training to community groups, schools and businesses across the town. The grant of £850 will extend the charity’s work to Rayleigh and help people understand the differing needs of those living with sight loss.

Southend in Sight’s Community Engagement Officer, Georgie Haynes can offer practical advice on meeting, greeting and guiding anyone that is visually impaired.  This free training makes a real difference to someone living with sight issues as help can be offered in the most beneficial and correct way when they are out and about.

The charity’s CEO, Lucy Martin said “We are delighted to have been given this grant by Rayleigh Town Council. It’s great to be back out in the community again and we’re all so pleased that we can offer face to face training.  We look forward to meeting businesses and community groups and helping them to understand what it is like to live with sight loss. Simple actions and small changes can make such a big difference.”

Groups, schools or companies that are interested in booking Sight Loss Awareness Training, should call the charity on 01702 342131. Demand is expected to be high so early application is advised.

Southend in Sight has its base at 117 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-sea. It is only open for booked appointments at the moment, but the charity’s shop is open daily Monday to Saturday. For more information on the services provided by the charity, please call the Southend in Sight office on 01702 342131 or email info@southendinsight.org.uk.