Low Vision

Vision Support Service

This service is available to all Dudley residents with poor vision. They do not need to be registered as Sight Impaired or Severely Sight Impaired.

Rehabilitation workers are trained to provide support to help patients live independently.

They can offer advice and support at home about such things as:

• lighting levels
• different types of magnification
• safe pouring and cooking techniques

and when outside with such things as:

• using symbol or guide canes safely and effectively
• route training – getting about on foot or using public transport to the regular places you want to get to.

Following assessment some aids may be provided on  loan or through the assistance of a direct payment.

For more information contact the Vision Support Service on 0300 555 0055.

You can also download and print the patient leaflet below:

Dudley Vision Support Service

Beacon Centre

The Beacon centre can provide private help with low vision aids and other support for visually impaired people. For more information contact:

John Walters 
Low Vision Advice Centre 
Beacon Centre for the Blind
Wolverhampton Road East, 
Wolverhampton
WV4 6AZ
Email: jwalters@beacon4blind.co.uk Tel: 01902 886786

Stourbridge Resource Centre

Located in Stourbridge in the West Midlands, the Pocklington resource and information centre offers a variety of activities and services to people with sight loss including:

  • Day opportunities
  • Stourbridge Institution for the Blind
  • Resources and information
  • Braille service
  • IT suite
  • Black Country Talking Newspaper and Magazine (BCTNM)

Website: http://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/services/stourbridge

Stourbridge Resource Centre
Mary Stevens Centre
221 Hagley Rd
Oldswinford
Stourbridge
West Midlands
DY8 2JP
Tel: 01384 440333
Email: src@pocklington-trust.org.uk

Dudley Vision Strategy

The Dudley Vision Strategy Stakeholder Group recently released its Vision Strategy for Dudley. This document includes input from groups involved in low vision.