06.09.2010

Volunteers sought for sight loss charity

Volunteers sought for sight loss charity

By Alex Kaczka

A sight loss charity in the West Midlands is crying out for volunteers so it can continue its work to help people with visual impairment.

Stourbridge-based Thomas Pocklington Trust, an organisation which provides housing, care and help across the country, needs helpers to offers home support by visiting people suffering from vision loss, the Stourbridge News reports.

"Volunteers are required to visit weekly or fortnightly for between one and two hours to provide companionship, assistance with reading and correspondence or to accompany sufferers out of their homes," the newspaper states.

People interested in giving their time can attend an induction course on Monday September 13th, where they will be assigned a partner and provided with more information about the role.

The trust also has a research and development programme, which focuses on three key themes, namely improving social inclusion, independence and quality of life, enhancing and developing services, and addressing public health issues.

by Emily Tait


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