Libraries hosting information events on living with sight loss

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Residents seeking advice or support on living with sight loss can attend one of several events at West Sussex libraries this week.

West Sussex County Council has a countywide team of ‘ROVIs’ (Rehabilitation Officers for the Visually Impaired) to help residents who have significant visual impairment.

The ROVIs team is holding events on Thursday October 8 from 10am to 4pm for World Sight Day at:

• Bognor Library

• Worthing Library

• Horsham Library

• East Grinstead Library

The teams will have information stands and be able to offer advice and support about living with sight loss.

Peter Catchpole, WSCC’s cabinet member for adult social care and health, said: “The aim of the ROVIs team is to help people with significant visual impairment with practical advice and support.

“The team will assess how someone is managing now and if there are things that can be done to improve their independence. This could be through trying things out in a different way, or with equipment which could help.”

The events coincide with West Sussex Care Month, which aims to raise awareness about care and support available in the county and help people stay independent for longer.

For more information about the ROVIs team contact 01243 642121 and for more information about Care Month see www.westsussex.gov.uk/caremonth

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