On Wednesday 13 April London Vision held its Information Day event at the Clockhouse Community Centre in Woolwich.
London Vision will be using the Clockhouse Community Centre in Woolwich as a local hub for providing services to Greenwich residents. Alongside our ongoing online offerings – CBS Support, Managing Sight Loss and now Let’s Talk – we will be offering in person activities in the centre.
The event was an opportunity to meet local residents, to make connections with other organisations working in the area, and to let blind and partially sighted people know about services locally available to them.
Sight loss organisations in attendance
We welcomed the Macular Society, Blind in Greenwich, Sight and Sound Technology, Optolec, RNIB and Deafblind UK to the event.
Sight and Sound Technology and Optolec brought many examples of assistive technology along to the event to demonstrate. Attendees were able to try out and learn more about a variety of bits of tech, including magnifiers and wearable technology. We intend to incorporate some of these new and traditional technology products into our technology sessions in the future.
The Macular Society is in the process of creating a new branch in the Greenwich area. The Information Day event was a great opportunity to make connections with local residents and lay the groundwork for the new branch.
Blind in Greenwich is a social group for blind and partially sighted people that meets monthly in Greenwich. The Information Day gave many event attendees the opportunity to sign up to the Blind in Greenwich mailing list so they can be the first to know about social events happening in the area.
Kevin McBrien, Manager of the Clockhouse Community Centre said this about the event:
“It was fantastic to have the London Vision team and other sight loss organisations at the Clockhouse for the information day. The Clockhouse is a hub for people in the Woolwich area and I’m pleased that people in the community with visual impairment will be able to attend London Vision’s events in the centre for support, to learn new skills and to make connections with other blind and partially sighted people.”
New work in Woolwich
As mentioned, London Vision will be delivering in person training and sessions in the Clockhouse Centre in Woolwich. These will form part of the new Vision Confident work, and will include a return to the longer-form, in person, Managing Sight Loss course that London Vision was delivering prior to the pandemic.
We are continuing to offer online sessions and training that is accessible for blind and partially sighted people across the capital. This includes the regular CBS Support Group, ongoing Managing Sight Loss sessions and the new Let’s Talk groups. Make sure you stay tuned to our events page to stay up to date with the latest London Vision events.