Listed below are the services that we provide to vision impaired individuals under the age of 30 and their families who live in Sussex. If you feel any of these services may be of help to you, your family or somebody that you know and would like more information please contact us.

Information, Support & Advocacy

Our Advocacy Officers are able to provide information and to support parents/carers with any educational matters, schooling concerns or queries they may have in relation to their child’s Education, Health and Care Plan and supporting them at their child’s Annual Review. The Trust has produced some information booklets about special... read more

Social Activities/Events

The Trust provides a range of age related social activities and events both for individuals and their families, providing opportunities for vision impaired individuals and their families to get together, make friends and share experiences. The Trust hosts informal coffee mornings for parents at our office in Hove. read more

Outreach Support

Our Outreach Support Co-ordinator is building a group of Blatchington Friends who are able to provide 1:1 support to some of our clients who are socially isolated... read more

Life Coaching

Our Access Technology Advisor is also a qualified Life Coach. A life coach can help individuals with any aspects of life, from stress and anxiety, to low self-esteem, phobias, relationships, career changes or education transitions. read more

Information Technology

n addition to looking after our computer systems our IT team delivers IT training and support to our clients and are certified trainers in Supernova. The Trust provides computer equipment by way of a grant on a permanent loan basis. All equipment is set up or checked and the software... read more

Employment Support

The Trust is able to provide support for young people with transition from school to college, college to higher education and assist young people with job search and CV writing and interview practice. read more

Benefits Advice

The Trust is able to provide advice on benefits and assist parents and young people to complete applications for DLA, PIP and ESA. read more

Counselling

Our Counsellors offer a professional and confidential service and, in addition to providing counselling for our VI clients, are able to offer support to parents and on some occasions to the family as a whole. There is no limit to the number of counselling sessions provided, it depends on the... read more