|Hello everyone, We hope you are all keeping well.
This is just an update regarding the Corona Virus and our plans for reducing risk.
All of our face to face meetings will be postponed that includes social groups and planned activities and events. We are keeping up to-date with advice from colleges in the NHS and to mitigate postponement of group gatherings our helpline will stay open. The office will be closed to the public to reduce the risk to staff and the public. The staff will be calling all service users and volunteers to keep in touch until the risk has passed and we can all resume normality. Please make sure you reduce risk of the virus by continuing to wash your hands frequently and before eating, do not touch eyes or noses except when washing to reduce risk. If you have any concerns about your health call 111 or your GP practice.
Our helpline will remain open Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
About The South Lincolnshire Blind Society
South Lincolnshire Blind Society (SLBS) is a major provider of services for blind and partially sighted people and their carers, who live in the Districts of North Kesteven, South Kesteven, Boston Borough and South Holland. Our aim is to work with blind and partially sighted people to provide services so that they may lead fuller, more independent lives.
SLBS also provides services to Professionals who wish to improve their support to visually impaired people in the community and comply with the Equality Act 2010.
South Lincolnshire Blind Society is here to help anyone whose eyesight has become a cause for concern, whether they are registered as having a visual impairment or not. Many of our services are provided free of charge. There will be a charge for some items and equipment from the Resource Centre, but for expensive items with people on low income, there may be opportunities for grants. If people need guidance with benefits claims related to their sight loss we can provide some support. Any person resident in the administrative district council areas of North Kesteven, South Kesteven, Boston Borough and South Holland can make use of our services and anyone can contact SLBS for support.
With our inclusive society, we Service Providers want to ensure that all of our customers, clients and service users get the support they need and not to come across barriers, whether it is information, environmental or poor customer service. This not only may break the Equality Act 2010, but may mean they will be dissatisfied with your service and take their custom elsewhere. Many of the barriers are caused by lack of knowledge and not through malice, but with advice, training and our Transcription Service, SLBS provides support to companies so they overcome this problem.