Visually impaired elderly person learning to read by touch using Braille.


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Please be aware that the following events have been cancelled until further notice due to COVID-19 Government Guidelines.
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Cornerstone Cafe Drop in Sessions

DateEvery Tuesday, 10am to 12pm
LocationCornerstone Community Café in Denton Holme

This is the first of our new drop in sessions at Cornerstone Community Cafe. LVS will now be holding these sessions on a weekly basis at the Community Hub, every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 12 noon. If you can let us know, then that would be great but likewise, please feel free to pop in if you’re in the area.

The idea of these sessions are to give people the opportunity to discuss any issues they might have, fears or problems surrounding their visual impairment or simply to have a chat about the latest technology available to help them overcome the challenges faced on a daily basis. Types of things you might like to discuss could be, “I'm struggling to see my mobile phone screen”, “I can't see the TV anymore”, “there's no-one to read my mail”, “I miss being able to read books”, “I can't see the dial on my radio anymore”, “I used to use my computer but can't see it anymore”, “What's a tablet?”, “Where can I get a magnifier from?”, “I'd love to be able to use the internet but I'm too old”, “Computers are for the young or even, I'm worried about my vision but either don't know who to talk to about it or am afraid to”.

There are lots of things that can be a cause of worry or concern. Please, don't keep worrying, come along and have a chat with myself, Steve Hyde-Dryden, in complete confidence. Whether you have a visual impairment yourself, or you are a friend or relative of someone else who is struggling with any element of their visual impairment, you might even be a health professional or organisation with a client or service user who may be struggling with something, please either call us or come along. Cornerstone is a wonderful, warm and friendly place to meet. And, they do a great coffee! Use our details to call us or just come along on a Tuesday morning.

Botcherby Community Centre Drop in Sessions

DateEvery Month, 10am to 12pm 
LocationBotcherby Community Centre, Victoria Rd, Carlisle CA1 2UE

2020 Upcoming Dates: 8th January, 5th February, 4th March, 1st April, 6th May, 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August, 2nd September 

Whitehaven Library Drop in Sessions

DateEvery Month, 10am to 12pm 
LocationWhitehaven Library, Lowther St, Whitehaven CA28 7QZ

2020 Upcoming Dates: TBC

Eden Society for the Blind Drop in Sessions

DateEvery Month, 10am to 12pm 
LocationEden Sight Support, The Resource Centre, Sandgate, Penrith, CA11 7TP

2020 Upcoming Dates: TBC


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