Rehabilitation is the name for the advice, training and support available to help visually impaired people find new ways of dealing with the practical and emotional difficulties they may have as a result of their sight loss.
All people registered as visually impaired are legally entitled to a free assessment of their needs.
Bradbury Fields’ rehabilitation team specialises in three main areas:
When you first get in touch with, or get referred to, Bradbury Fields, you’ll be allocated to a member of the rehabilitation team. They’ll visit you at home to give a formal (but friendly!) assessment of your needs. The aim of this is to identify the difficulties you are experiencing and to discuss with you ways these may be solved.
Shortly after the visit, this rehab team member will create a personal care plan for you, and may provide assistive equipment if necessary. This care plan is a list of the issues identified at the assessment and any work the rehab team member has agreed to carry out with you such as providing information or setting up a training programme.