Carlisle Sight Support Services

Aids & Equipment

We have a display of specialised equipment which you can try.

Vision Support and Empowerment

The Vision Support Officer can visit visually impaired people in Carlisle and surrounding areas, offering practical advice on lighting and low vision aids, such as magnifiers, Talking Book machines, talking watches and clocks. Information and assistance can also be provided regarding technical equipment.

The Vision Support Officer can also assess for any other support needed and refer accordingly to other agencies.

Our aim is to help visually impaired people to lead an independent lifestyle.

Home Support Service

Our Support Workers visit mainly elderly people, to read mail, write letters, etc. The aim of the scheme is to help people to live as independently as possible in their own homes.

Information & Advice

We can help by advising you ourselves or signposting you in the right direction. Visual Awareness Training Sessions given by qualified staff also talks to local groups, such as Brownies, Scouts and the Women’s Institute, can be arranged.

Social Events

  • Social Group - Last Thursday in the month (11am to 12:30pm at the Resource Centre) - Refreshments, Occasional Speakers and just an opportunity for a good chat.
  • Macular Group - Second Thursday in a month (11am to 1pm at the Resource Centre)

Free Membership

Membership is Free and you will also receive regular newsletters in large print or on memory sticks.