Lighting & design
For older people and people with sight loss, good lighting and design reduces risks and increases safety, independence and quality of life.
Sharing the views of tenants and residents of Thomas Pocklington Trust, this short film (approx 11 minutes) explores how good lighting in the home can make all the difference for people with sight loss.
Today there are around two million people with sight loss in the UK. We see how those interviewed have been affected by sight loss, and how their independence, confidence and good spirits have been transformed by simple adaptations to the lighting in their homes.
This film will benefit anyone who works with people with sight loss. It offers practical tips and suggestions about how lighting can be adapted for all types of housing and residential care schemes.
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Lighting and design at home
Making the best use of lighting is important for everyone, but even more so if you are blind or partially sighted. Good lighting in the home is essential, and yet it is often overlooked. The resources in this section will help people with sight loss to make the most of lighting in their home.
Lighting and design for professionals and support services
Thomas Pocklington Trust is keen to work with health, social care and housing practitioners to promote the need for action on good lighting and design at home for people with sight loss. This section outlines our services to these sectors, including training, consultancy and good practice publications.
For further information on our lighting and design work, or to comment on any of the resources in this section, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.