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T: 01708 434392 

How We Can Help?

Sight Action Havering currently offer the following services to local residents:

 

The Sight Support Service

Most local people with impaired eyesight will attend the Eye Clinic at Queen’s Hospital. 

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Picture of entrance to Sight Action (Havering) office in Queen's HospitalJust as you enter the clinic, on the right hand side, you will find the Sight Support Service Room where Sight Action volunteers are ready to help you. Maybe, after your medical consultation you or your family would welcome the opportunity to talk to us, bearing in mind that as some of our volunteers are partially sighted, they can speak from experience and give practical advice. To contact us at the hospital, please call 01708 435000 ext 4816, or leave a message on voicemail and we will get back to you.

 

The Telephone Befriending Service

For those who are mainly housebound in Havering there is our FREE Telephone Befriending Service from volunteers who ‘phone you for a chat, to listen or to talk about everything and anything. The time and frequency of contact depends on you. Call 01708-726382.
 

Yew Tree Resource Centre! 

We support the Havering  branch of the Partially Sighted Society’s Tuesday Drop-In group, and the Havering Macular Society group, which is affiliated to Sight Action (Havering), both of which meet at Yew Tree Resource Centre

The Centre aslo has the Tuesday Partially Sighted Society Tuesday Drop-in and the Macular Society Group which is affiliated to Sight Action (Havering). The Centre also has a fully equipped demonstration kitchen containing examples of specialist equipment to aid daily living - providing an opportunity to try out items before buying.

Picture of equipment to help the partially sighted including large button phones, audiobooks, and lamps

 We work closely with the Havering Vision Strategy Group and East London Vision; we liaise with the Havering Talking Newspaper and are affiliated to Essex Sight (formerly Essex Blind Charity).

 

News Item - Low Vision Service at Yew Tree Resource Centre

Sight Action Havering has been advised by the Havering Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that the Community Low Vision Service which was provided at Yew Tree Resource Centre in Romford until late last year (late 2013) will no longer be commissioned.

Sight Action Havering is disappointed that the service is not going to be commissioned in the future.  We believe that the service was of high quality and also a valuable service to Havering residents.

In view of the above, Havering residents who require a low vision service will need to be referred by their GP to Queens Hospital Eye Clinic.  The service at Queens Hospital cannot be accessed without a GP referral.

 

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