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Low Vision Services Committee

As at 31 March 2017, there were 1,263 people (1,256 as at 31 March 2016) in South Gloucestershire registered as having a visual impairment.

The group continues to focus on raising awareness of visual impairment and eye health in South Gloucestershire and works with organisations, providers and individuals that have a sight impairment to ensure people are able to access appropriate support and advice. Work over the last year has included:

  • A six monthly Low Vision Summit to build better partnerships between different agencies and organisations and gain a better understanding of roles within low vision services
  • We mapped the low vision pathway in South Gloucestershire and improved the way we work together to ensure that individuals with a Certificate of Visual Impairment get the support, advice and services they need
  • Continuing to develop equalities links
  • Maintaining the low vision register and keeping people informed with news and information with a low vision bulletin
  • Working to the Low Vision Services Committee action plan, incorporating the findings from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
  • Working with colleagues who support the Low Vision Services Committee digital campaign to promote awareness of the support and information that is available local