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									Sharon Beckett, CEO
  Sight Support
          01495 763650
Sharon.Beckett@Sightsupport.org.uk



 Miriam Wright, CEO
  Vision Support
         01244 381515
  mwright@visionsupport.org.uk
              Background
• Experience of Service Delivery in
  partnership with Local Authorities.
• Rehabilitation Teams
• Supporting and providing training to
  increase workforce
• Value of this expertise within our
  organisations
    Developments in Rehabilitation
•   Facing threat of considerable cuts
•   Growing demographic service user base
•   Increased expectations and aspirations
•   Increased skill base of workers, growing
    professionalism and enthusiasm to
    embrace continuous professional
    development
    So, do we all work harder?
• Statutory sector cuts & reductions in
  service
• Partnership working
• Added value, working smarter

• Some ideas to be going on with …….
             LVT project
• Reduces the referral pathway to
  rehabilitation services
• Includes people who previously would not
  have seen a rehabilitation worker
• Provides rehabilitation before
  independence is compromised
• Randomised Control Trial so will be
  monitored closely for effectiveness
Optometrist




GP



                                 No
Ophthalmology        Register                   Drop
                     as sight                   Out
                    impaired?




                           Yes

                                                          No
                                      Eligibility
                Social                Critical or              Drop
                Services, CVI          above?                  Out
                Call by Social
                Worker

                                                    Yes




                                  Refer to rehab
               LVT Project
• Low Vision Assessment, will allocate 50%
  patients onto pathway ‘1’ and 50% onto pathway
  ‘2’
• Pathway 1 will be 3 immediate sessions of
  rehabilitation
• Pathway 2 will be 3 immediate sessions with a
  volunteer
• STILL go through the normal route as well so
  will also go through to ophthalmology and
  social services
• Evaluation from Cardiff University
          Direct Payments
• Guide Dogs led project training Sighted
  Guides
• Adding value to existing services
• Enabling independence, not reliance on
  statutory sector going forward
                Counselling
• Using counsellors who need to gain ‘hours’ to
  qualify, but have done all the theory
• Trained in sight loss, prognosis, what services
  available
• Matched carefully for compatibility
• Supervised
• Time limited and reviewed carefully
• Enables better use of Rehabilitation Workers
  time
          Middlestep Courses
• Course for smallish groups of newly registered
  people & their carers
• 4 or 5 days, 1 day per week
• Cover eye condition, eye health, services
  available in your area, welfare rights, aids and
  equipment, hints and tips, emotional support, full
  assessment of need
• Good peer support
• Acts as a buffer to reduce need for immediate
  rehabilitation whilst also identifying high risk
                 Summary
• Finances will be tight
• Important that the most vulnerable people in
  society should not end up being the biggest
  losers in any cuts
• Lots of different ways forward – need to keep an
  open mind, re-engineer what we do
• Partnership working, use of voluntary sector to
  increase leverage
                   Thanks for listening.

      Sharon Beckett                    Miriam Wright
       Sight Support                    Vision Support
       Bradbury House                    The Ropeworks
        Park Buildings                   Whipcord Lane
          Pontypool                         Chester
          NP4 6JH                          CH1 4DZ

         0195 763650                      01244 381515

Sharon.Beckett@Sightsupport.org.uk   mwright@visionsupport.org.uk

								
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