Vista

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Vista changes lives. We are the leading local charity working with children and adults with sight loss.

We are passionate about providing the very best services; in hospitals, at home, in residential care and in the community.

Whether someone is newly diagnosed or has lived their whole life with reduced sight, Vista’s specialist staff provide a vital lifeline to many local people.

Vista services:
- advice and Information services in hospitals
- assessment and rehabilitation services for Leicestershire County and Leicester City Councils
- befriending scheme
- guide communicators for people with dual sensory loss
- Low Vision Clinic and the Vista shop selling useful products
- residential care homes for older people including New Wycliffe Home for the Blind and Kathleen Rutland Residential Home
- respite care
- smaller homes for people with learning difficulties
- services for children, young people and families
- social and activity groups
- talking newspapers

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Rehabilitation
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Respite care

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  • This organisation was verified on 6 June 2016