Have Your Say

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Client Consultation Exercise

Throughout June and July Isle of Wight Society for the Blind (IWSB) is inviting clients to have their say and identify their priorities in a consultation exercise that will help determine future plans and activities.   Through a variety of means we aim to survey our current clients, who number some 800 local people with visual impairment. We also aim to reach out to potential clients, Islanders who experience dual sensory loss or those recently diagnosed with sight loss, an estimated further 800 people of all ages.

The survey is available in a variety of formats. Click HERE for the online version or HERE for a pdf download version.

Alternatively, contact Volunteer Client Consultation Co-ordinator, Peter Carr, on 01983 522205 if you would like a volunteer to conduct the survey face-to-face and transcribe answers. Meetings can be arranged at IWSB office base, Millbrooke House, in Newport or arrangements can be made to meet elsewhere, including your home.

Print, large print and braille versions are also available, please contact Peter as above.

Established in 1895, the Isle of Wight Society for the Blind is one of the oldest independent charities on the Isle of Wight.  

Our continuing purpose is to provide practical, emotional and educational support for visually impaired people, their families and carers and to promote the awareness of the needs of those affected by sight loss amongst the general public.

We strive to help people maintain independence, learn new skills and participate in social, physical and educational activities to reduce loneliness and isolation.

Currently we organise weekly coffee mornings, educational talks and seminars, craft clubs, private weekly swimming sessions, walking and golf, alongside a visiting and befriending service, a weekly audio version of the Isle of Wight County Press and a library of audio books.

To help ensure the services we provide in the future meet the needs of our existing and potential clients, the Society will use the survey to guide and develop our strategic plans.

We will seek the involvement of as many local partner organisations as possible to reach both current clients and new clients. If you or your organisation would like to become involved in delivering this project, we would love to hear from you, so please get in touch with the Team at Millbrooke House.