Wiltshire Sight, in partnership with Visionary and Thomas Pocklington Trust, are delivering free courses for local charities to become Looking Out For Sight trainers.

Looking Out For Sight (LO4S) is a high impact, low cost training programme designed especially for delivery in health and social care settings.

It aims to increase care workers’ knowledge and overall understanding of sight loss so they can better care for visually impaired people.

The training programme raises awareness of the importance of eye health and has proven to have a positive impact on staff, residents and the relationship between the setting and society.

LO4S data shows 79 per cent of care homes which participated have noticed improved communications between staff and residents.

This training is different to general sight loss awareness training as it focuses on the specific needs of individuals.

Local charities who participate will receive:

  • Free training for staff and volunteers
  • An evidence based training toolkit
  • A possible additional income stream
  • Access to data to support conversations with commissioners and attract ‘customers’
  • The ability to make a real difference to individuals with sight loss in health and social care settings
  • Training is open to all staff and volunteers at local charities.

The next session is at Wiltshire Sight, Wiltshire on 20th September, followed by one at The Partially Sighted Society, Doncaster on 3rd October.

To book you place, register here.

If you are unable to attend a training session, contact Giulia Vitaletti from Visionary on 07973 815 142 or giulia.vitaletti@visionary.org.uk to discuss.