Visual Impairment Service

Based at the Centre for Independent Living, Knowsley’s Visual Impairment Service is run by local charity Bradbury Fields, who provide a wide range of visual impairment support and information services for people in Knowsley who are severely sight impaired (blind) and sight impaired (partially sighted). 

If you have a visual impairment, an assessment is usually carried out in your home, by one of our experienced team members.

Following on from an assessment you’ll receive a range of tailored support, specialist advice, training and information from the Bradbury Fields team to help with the practical and emotional difficulties you may have as a result of sight loss.

The Visual Impairment Service in Knowsley can help with:

Your mobility – to help get around

  • Training a person to move around safely indoors and outdoors, with or without a white cane
  • Advice and support on alternative ways to travel, such as using a guide dog
  • Advice and information to carers and family members who support a person with a visual impairment

Your Independent Living skills  – to help you continue doing everyday things

  • Carrying out household tasks.
  • Looking after yourself
  • Cooking
  • Eating
  • Telling the time
  • Shopping
  • Using local community services

Your communication skills

  • Reading and writing eg: signing your name
  • Learning typing or computer skills
  • Learning to read written material such as Braille

Useful Information

The Visual Impairment Service is based at Knowsley’s Centre For Independent Living and operates a borough wide service Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Call 0151 244 4094

The Visual Impairment Service does offer assessments out of these hours to accommodate your needs.

Your views and experiences are important to us at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living