Blind Aid

BlindAid relies on an exceptional team of friendly and understanding Sight Support Workers who make regular visits and calls to 1100+ Service Users each year,  providing emotional support and practical help where possible. In order to create consistently strong connections, our Sight Support Workers are paid members of staff who have undergone careful selection, DBS certification, rigorous training and receive continual supervision and feedback. We believe in investing in people at every step of the way.


We can visit particularly isolated service users in their own homes, in sheltered accommodation or in residential/nursing homes. The Community Sight Support service is free and not time limited – we aim to offer regular support for as long as there is an identified need for the service.


Our approach

Using a holistic approach, our Sight Support Workers understand that what might be appropriate for one individual, may not be necessary for another. Aside from the invaluable emotional support of building a personal connection, Sight Support Workers can help with a variety of practical support. It is often through a regular friendly chat and warm company via calls and/or visits that users benefit the most and share additional needs.

Examples include:

  • Assisting and encouraging independence where appropriate
  • Information on and referrals to other organisations that support people with a visual impairment
  • Providing information on other local services and support that may be useful
  • Help with accessible technology
  • Checking food expiration dates
  • Providing information on local activities such as social clubs, outings and events, sports clubs, lunch clubs, etc.
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