SVI serves the visually impaired population of Sandwell, their families and friends. If your life has been affected by sight loss it is not necessary to be registered as severely visually impaired to access their services. Some of their funded projects are criteria restricted so please contact them for more details.
Referral via agency or self referral.
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Summary of services
A peer lead service for visually impaired people. Providing information, support, leisure and social activities, campaigning locally and nationally to improve services for people living with sight loss. SVI also provides Visual Impairment Awareness training and a range of project based activities, including recording and distribution of the Sandwell Talking Newspaper.
When are the services run?
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
To provide support and peer advocacy services for blind and visually impaired people, their families and carers in Sandwell. In particular but not exclusively by the assistance in the provision of advice, education, information and support to enable increased independence and life opportunities.
Tha majority of services provided to members and visually impaired people are free but awareness training and consultation services are chargeable.
Total capacity of service
SVI serves the registered visually impaired population of Sandwell and their families and friends. Some of our funded projects are criteria restricted. Contact for more details.
Transport costs are covered for some of our activities.
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