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Rehabilitation

What Is Rehabilitation?

 

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.

What Can Rehabilitation Help With?

 

Bradbury Fields rehabilitation team specialises in three main areas:

 

Mobility

  • Providing, and training you to use, the correct mobility aid (eg. white cane)
  • Advising on the safest routes to take, and teaching you these routes
  • Advising on how to obtain travel services such as Merseylink, disabled parking badges, concessionary travel passes etc.
  • Teaching family members the most efficient sighted guide techniques

Communication

  • Computer training, such as typing and the use of assistive technology (eg. magnification and screen reading software)
  • Note taking and recording information on dictaphones
  • Training to use stereo equipment
  • Advice on accessing information, books, magazines etc in a variety of formats
  • Advice and training on different magnifying glasses to read print
  • Training to use electronic magnification aids such as a CCTV or Mono Mouse
  • Learning to read using Braille

Independent Living Skills

  • Helping you find ways to prepare food or make hot drinks yourself
  • Marking dials on your cooker, washing machine etc. and providing you with easy-to-use tools to help you do this
  • Helping you tell the time
  • Advising on how you can continue to pursue your favourite leisure activities
  • Advising on specialist holidays
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How do I get support from the rehab team?

If you or any one you know would benefit from our support, you can contact us in the following ways.

Ring our reception 0151 221 0888

Complete in full the online referral form.

Referral
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