Community Information

We support people living with life changing sight loss across the black Country and Staffordshire, as part of our work, we look to inform our community about sight loss, its effects and help people protect their eye health too

We offer sight loss training to local businesses and other organisations to help make sure support for anyone with sight loss should they need it.  

  • Have an understanding of the most common eye conditions
  • Experience sight loss using simulation specs
  • Learn how to guide someone with sight loss
  • Identify and help a person with sight loss
  • Have simple low vision strategies to hand
  • See examples of equipment to help
  • Know about some preventative measures for themselves

Email enquiries@beaconvision.org to find out more.

The Beacon Bus is a dedicated bus that tours the Black Country and Staffordshire to help our communities find out more information about eye health. People who ‘hop on board’ will be able to find out more about the work of the centre, based in Sedgley, how they can improve their eye health and how sight loss issues could affect them in the future.

To request the Beacon Bus at your event contact Pete on 01902 880 111 or via email at pmoodie@beaconvision.org 

At the Beacon centre we welcome social groups and businesses to join us for a lunch club and find out more about sight loss in their community. Charged at a small fee,   the lunch club includes a guided tour of the Beacon Centre, a sight awareness talk and lunch in our restaurant.

Email fundraising@beaconvision.org to book.

 

The Beacon Centre works with some of the biggest companies across the region to provide sight loss training to help ensure your staff can help a visually impaired customer.

The Beacon Sight Friendly Award is designed for companies and organisations who want to make their services more accessible for people with sight loss.

The Sight Friendly Award offers initial ninety minute training sessions that will enable your team to:

  • Have an understanding of the most common eye conditions
  • Experience sight loss using simulation specs
  • Learn how to guide someone with sight loss
  • Identify and help a person with sight loss
  • Have simple low vision strategies to hand
  • See examples of equipment to help
  • Know about some preventative measures for themselves

In addition to Sight Friendly Training Beacon will supply:

  • Up to five Sight Friendly packs for your team with information on eye conditions, guiding techniques as well as signature guides and tactile markers to use in the workplace
  • A Sight Friendly DVD for your future inductions and internal training
  • A Sight Friendly window sticker for display
  • A listing on Beacon’s website
  • Promotion through Beacon’s social media channels
  • Support with press releases
  • One year access to free Low Vision advice
  • A six month review meeting

£50 per delegate – with a minimum charge of £250

Email enquiries@beaconvision.org