New Working Age and Young People’s Service launched

Posted: Monday 09 December 2019

We have launched a new service dedicated to younger and working age people with macular disease.

The Working Age and Young People’s Service has been set up to provide a comprehensive range of support, specially tailored to meet the needs of younger people with sight loss and their families. Through the new service, we will offer guidance on access to work, benefits, welfare and housing, and expand its digital services for working age and young people.

It will also help parents with children who have macular conditions, establishing a monthly telephone support forum where parents can get vital information and support, which will be chaired by a parent. In addition, it will develop a variety of tools and resources for employers to support staff with visual impairments, and for teachers and schools to help students with sight loss.

As part of the launch of the new service, the Society has created a new Facebook group where working age and younger people with sight loss can go for advice and support