Home Visiting Service

The Association's dedicated team of 16 staff and approximately 300 trained volunteers provide a Home Visiting Service for people who are blind, partially sighted and deaf /blind. We aim to assist people with vital support to enable them to continue to live independently in their own homes.

Many of the tasks that those of us with sight take for granted, can become quite impossible for someone who is blind or partially sighted. Everyday tasks such as reading mail, colour coordinating clothes, visiting friends etc. can become quite daunting without a "good" pair of eyes to help. Additionally for many, the loss of sight can result in a loss of confidence, isolation and depression.

Home-visited client
Michael and Shahina

The Association's Home Visiting Service is unique in that it compliments the work carried out by the Rehabilitation Officers and other professionals. Often our clients live alone or feel isolated and would simply like befriending, whilst others need more practical assistance. Our staff and trained volunteers (who are all CRB checked) provide support in the form of help with daily living such as assistance with reading the post, writing letters, shopping and visits to the GP.

We have a Home Visiting Service in the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Richmond.

If you are a visually impaired person and would like to be visited at home, or know of someone who may need our help, please contact the Borough Coordinator in your area, or call us on 020 8423 5141.

Alternatively, if you can spare a few hours a week to make a difference to someone's life, please contact us and find out about becoming a Volunteer for the Home Visiting Service.