Northumberland VI Forum: Living with Sight Loss

Wednesday 27 April 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cramlington Community Hub, Manor Walks Shopping Centre, Cramlington NE23 6YB

Are you blind or partially sighted and live in Northumberland?

Do you want to get a broader picture on the support available to you in your area?

Do you have questions or concerns that you would like to raise to care and support representatives  and providers n your area?

Then come along to Northumberland Sight Loss Council’s upcoming ‘Living with Sight Loss’ VI forum!

Northumberland Healthwatch has commissioned a study to better understand the support available for people living with sight loss in the County and aim to identify where the gaps lie in the support available.

This event will help inform this study and will provide the opportunity for visually impaired people to share their experiences of using eye-health and care services. The event will also be a great way for you to find information about your local eye services and what support is available to you.


Derry Nugent – Project Co-ordinator

Healthwatch Northumberland 

Julie Boyack – Chief Officer, Northumberland County Blind Association

Northumberland & Tyne & Wear Local Optical committee

Representatives from Hospital Eye Services

Northumberland Sight Loss Council members

Engagement Manager Eamonn Dunne Says:

“There have been many changes in the way eye-health services are delivered over the past two years. COVID-19 has led to backlogs for some treatments, and technology has led to innovations in the way patients can access services. In addition to services accessed in hospitals, there is support available in the community; however, people may be unaware of this support or may find it difficult to access because of transport. It’s important that we listen to the people who use these services and learn from their experiences.”

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the event, please get in touch with Eamonn Dunne on or call 07812 981 876.

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