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Focus Birmingham (Sight Loss Support Services)

User rating: 4 stars

Address:
48-62 Woodville Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 9AT
Tel:
0121 478 5252
Opening Times:
Monday
9am to 4.30pm
Tuesday
9am to 4.30pm
Wednesday
9am to 4.30pm
Thursday
9am to 4.30pm
Friday
9am to 4.30pm

Map for Focus Birmingham (Sight Loss Support Services)

Organisation details

Focus Birmingham is a local charity providing support, care, advice and guidance to all those affected by sight loss across the whole of Birmingham.

To start the process of supporting you we carry out our Sight Loss MOT. This is a short conversation over the phone to identify your needs to find out how we can help you. We are then able to build a tailored package of support for you, which might include services they offer, or putting you in touch with other partner organisations.

Here are the different Focus Birmingham can support you:
1. Sight Loss MOT – Identifying your needs to find out how we can help you best
2. Low Vision Clinic
3. One to one counselling service
4. Information, Advice and Guidance
5. Living with sight loss course – free to attend
6. Enablement Service
7. Befriending
8. Health and well-being activities and social groups
9. Aids and adaptations shop
The Support Line number is 0121 478 5222.The Sight loss support number is 0121 478 5252

Services offered:

  • Low vision services
  • Assistive technology products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Rehabilitation
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Everyday living skills
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Eye health advice
  • Sign posting and general information

9 user reviews

Martin oakes

User rating: 5 stars

Having attended the low vision centre several times with my mother who has sight disability, we found the centre very professional, the help and advice excellent, from all the staff. Thank you . Martin Oakes

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robana

User rating: 5 stars

This organisation is very good i found it very easily and the staff are very helpful. they heloed me find what i was looking for. i would recomend all visually impaired people who are looking for information to get touch with focus and they will provide you with whatever you are looking for. i found this organisation very useful. if you need a eye test they do that too. If you have not been to focus before i woulkd recomend you vist them and see for yourself how they can venifit you in your day to day life

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Ria Varnom

User rating: 5 stars

Excellent Opthalmology service. Kindly helpful advice and warm communications. I was treated with dignity and respect, felt valued and given many resources to support my independence. The ophthalmologist really does go the extra mile and the team as a whole are genuinely kind and supportive. I cannot find fault with the whole package of services. Thank you Focus low vision service, you make a real difference to the lives of many people.

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Frederick Glover

User rating: 5 stars

I visited Focus recently for help with my macular degeneration. Both my wife and myself were treated extremely well. We were offered a drink on arrival and nothing was too much trouble. The ophthalmologist was extremely understanding and professional and I came away feeling I had been listened to. The advice given was extremely helpful and I certainly felt more confident and hopeful. Also thanks to Steward who explained various features on the computer. A very positive experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending your service. I was told I would be seen again in about 6 months and also that I could phone with any concerns. It is so good to know that I can pick up the phone if need be. Thanks to everyone. King regard, Fred Glover

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Melody Powell

User rating: 5 stars

The team at the LVC are simply amazing . They go above and beyond for you. From being greeted at reception to the staff including Harprit, Andrew and Gaynor. Outstanding, and much needed service

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Frederick Glover

User rating: 5 stars

This was our second visit to Focus our first one being 6 months ago for my husbands macular degeneration condition. We cannot recommend this organisation enough. They are very professional and caring.They have given us a lot of information plus visual aids and nothing is too much trouble for them. On both occasions we have come away with a positive feeling.It is so nice to have your questions answered and to know that you can always contact them if you have concerns. We have been told that they will see my husband again in 6 months. Thank you to all at Focus for your dedication. Fred & Jackie

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Sybil Harvey-Lago

User rating: 4 stars

Very informative and reassuring.

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Rabih Halabi

User rating: 5 stars

The service offered to the people is amazing and the staff are very friendly and professional

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Mr. Youssef Hamad

User rating: 1 star

I called your branch, we wanted to buy 1 walking stick. The lady who answered was rude and wasn't interested at all. In fact, she wanted to put the phone down.

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This organisation was verified on 6 April 2021

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