Supporting people with sight loss
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We offer a number of services to help people remain independent at home, offer support with everyday tasks we take for granted and keep in touch with their local community.


Befrienders will visit a visually impaired person in their own home, and may be asked to accompany customers to medical appointments, enjoy local trips together or maybe just sit and talk to offer some companionship. Visits can vary depending upon individual circumstances and the duration anything from up to an hour or two. Befriending partnerships will often grow into lasting friendships. 


As a Reader volunteer you will visit a person in their own home to provide help with reading and writing. Sometimes this also includes ‘social’ reading, maybe a magazine or book that the person cannot access in another form. 


Our Shopper Service Volunteers collect customers from their home and take them shopping whilst acting as a guide and eyes to help them make their purchases. Some of our clients ask for help shopping on a regular basis, while others may request occasional help, perhaps to choose clothes or gifts.

Both the Reader and Shopper service is only available in the Buckinghamshire CC area. If you live in Milton Keynes and are interested in these roles perhaps consider the Befriending role instead or contact MIlton Keynes Reader Service.