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Support for people with sight loss in Ludlow

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Ludlow Sight Loss Opportunity Group is encouraging people to attend its regular events which offer vital information, advice, friendship and support to those with visual loss.

These events, which each feature a guest speaker from a range of different support services, take place every second Monday of the month at St Peter’s Church Hall in Ludlow.

  • Monday 8 February 2016 – Talk from Dog Rose Trust .
  • Monday 14 March 2016 – Talk from Ludlow Library.
  • Monday 11 April 2016 – Vision Aid Equipment Demonstration.
  • Monday 9 May 2016 – Music, poetry and cream tea.
  • Monday 13 June 2016 – The Renaissance Centre Talk.

Activities for future dates are yet to be confirmed.

Councillor Lee Chapman, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adults, said:

“These events are a great way to hear about the support available, as well as meet new people where you live.

“There are around 2,500 people in Shropshire with sight loss, and help and support which is tailored to people’s needs can really make a big difference.”

Councillor Vivienne Parry, Chair of South Shropshire Access Group and Councillor for Ludlow South, said:

“I know dealing with sight loss can be worrying for people of all ages, just to talk to someone who can reassure you about all aspects of sight loss can make a big difference. No one wants to have sleepless nights if things aren’t as bad as we think. No matter how old you are, try to go to one of these events and speak to the people who know, it may make a difference.”

Ludlow Sight Loss Opportunity Group is supported by Sight Loss Shropshire, which in turn is supported by Shropshire Council.

To find out about other support available, please click here.