Sight groups join forces

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TWO groups have joined forces to improve services to blind and partially-sighted people in south Lincolnshire.

South Lincolnshire Blind Society and Action for Blind People have signed a formal agreement to reduce overlap in services they provide and ensure people with sight loss are able to receive the support they need when and where they need it.

Malcolm Swinburn, of South Lincolnshire Blind Society (SLBS), said: “This partnership is a positive and productive move for both charitues and strengthens our commitment to empowering our service users to make informed choices.

“It also allows us to work with Action for Blind People on future bids, combining our expertise in projects moving forward to promote the welfare of visually impaired people.”

The joint project will initially run for three years, including a year’s trial, and is part of Action for Blind People’s initiative to support the development of local sight loss charities.

Its CEO Stephen Remington said: “We are committed to working with SLBS to provide the best support possible to people with sight loss in south Lincolnshire, either through existing services or potential new ones.”

For more information about SLBS go to www.blind-society.org.uk, or Action for Blind People at www.actionforblind people.org.uk