Southampton Sight has been awarded £9,000 from Wates Giving to support children and young people living with sight loss by offering activities and peer support sessions that underpin life-skills related to mobility, independence and orientation. Sighted children learn by watching others but children with visual impairment need support to develop ordinary everyday skills like sharing, coordination and social behaviours. We offer opportunities to develop skills, try out assistive technologies and gain confidence in a safe and risk-controlled environment while having fun, making new friends and trying something new. We also support the parents and family via peer support groups and up to date information, advice and guidance.
Jackie Powers (CEO) ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for us to deliver an innovative and personalised programme of activities that will motivate and encourage our young people. We are very grateful that Wates Giving has supported us.’
Photograph shows Jackie Powers (CEO) and Kate Healey (Assistive Technology Coordinator) from Southampton Sight receiving presentation cheque from Darren Grinham (Project Manager) and Sally Kinchin (Community Investment Advisor) of Wates.