September 26th, 2016

New Bromsgrove library hub to help those losing sight

New Bromsgrove library hub to help those losing sight New Bromsgrove library hub to help those losing sight
Updated: 3:57 pm, Apr 15, 2016
BLIND and partially sighted people in Bromsgrove will soon be able to go along to a new ‘hub’ at the town’s library which will offer them advice, information and support.

The hub, the brainchild of Sight Concern Worcestershire, will be open on the last Tuesday of each month from 10am to 12.30pm.

Helen Beardes, the charity’s dedicated sight loss specialist, has a background in teaching and has worked for Sight Concern for the last three years.
She said: “People who lose part or all of their sight often think they are alone but we know that many people are going through similar experiences and we want to get the message out there that help is available.”
Helen will be on hand to help people make contact with others through peer support groups and give advice on what equipment is available to help make daily living easier, from talking clocks and watches to talking laptops and televisions, specialist magnification devices and lighting.
“There is something out there for everyone,” added Helen.

She added she meets so many inspiring people and loves the way the charity makes a difference.

“If you’re struggling with sight loss or know someone who is, please come and talk to me.”
For those who cannot get to the hub, can call e-mail her at h.beardes@sightconcern.co.uk or call her on 07964 688807.
For more on Sight Concern locally, e-mail Penny Weir at penny.weir@sightconcern.co.uk or call her on on 01905 332914.
For more on Sight Concern in general, visit www.sightconcern.co.uk or calling 01905 723245.

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