20.05.2010

Sight loss group launches new partnership

Sight loss group launches new partnership

By Alexa Kaczka

A new partnership between sight and hearing loss charities has been launched in the Borders.

The initiative brings together RNID Scotland and RNIB Scotland and will aim to establish better social networks as well as offer assistance in education, employment and training in the region.

Lesley Stewart, project coordinator for RNID Scotland in the Borders, said the mobile support bus will offer help and advice to people with hearing and sight problems in the region.

"Volunteers are standing by to give advice and practical help to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. We know from our previous work in the area that there is a demand for information and assistance on issues relating to deafness," she said.

Meanwhile, Sight Concern"s Evesham Branch is seeking for new committee members and is on the lookout for a new chairman in order to organise meetings and arrange fundraising activities.

by Martin Burns


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