Vision Support Team

Our team consists of four Vision Support Officers. We visit visually impaired people in Barrow and the surrounding areas as far as Coniston, Waberthwaite and Grange-over-sands.

We offer practical advice on lighting and low vision aids, such as Magnifiers, Talking Book Machines, Talking Watches and Clocks. We can also offer information and assistance regarding technical equipment.

We provide information about benefits and complete benefit forms including personal independence payment, attendance allowance and universal credit.

The team also assess for any other support needed and refer accordingly to other agencies.

Our aim is to help visually impaired people to lead an independent lifestyle.