SRSB is committed to improving its services, and over 2014/15 we established our Community Engagement Team who work on establishing links with organisations within the local community.
Our Community Enagement Officer is Liz Bowman and her role is to promote eye health and the services available from SRSB to support people with sight loss by engaging with and supporting community groups within Sheffield and surrounding areas. Particular emphasis will be engaging disenfranchised/disengaged groups including BME groups.
Our Mobile Information Officer is Julie Turnbull and our new Mobile Information Unit was launched in 2014 as part of our continued expansion and service development.
The van is fitted out as a display vehicle to travel around Sheffield and South Yorkshire to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining good Eye Health to ensure that people are aware that simple lifestyle choices can impact upon sight loss through degenerative conditions later in life.
The Community Engagement Team will be a valuable asset to Sheffield enabling SRSB to provide information and advice to a greater number of people regarding eye health and the support available to people with a visual impairment.
They will visit local groups, organisations, community events, public libraries, shopping centres, schools, colleges, businesses, care homes, local events etc to make information and advice available to the people of Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
There is also the opportunity to find out more about SRSB, the services we provide to support people with sight loss and volunteering opportunities with SRSB.
Please visit our Client Events page to find out where the team are visiting and come along to meet us for a friendly chat and information about how to look after your eye health at any age. Or if you or someone in your family, or even a friend or neighbour has already got some sight loss, you can browse and try out some of the many helpful aids that can make everyday tasks just that little bit safer and easier.
If you would like further information about how we could work with your organisation, please contact our Community Engagement Team:
Julie Turnbull SRSB Mobile Information Officer
Liz Bowman SRSB Community Engagement Officer
on 0114 272 2757 or email firstname.lastname@example.org