Designed and created with accessibility and remaining independence at the core, we want your support to create a unique community area, fitted out with all the appropriate furnishings and equipment for wider inclusion – specifically tailored for people living with sight loss. Everyday 250 people in the UK begin to lose their sight, and here at 4Sight Vision support we work to make a positive difference for people living with sight loss in West Sussex. Creating practical support, raising awareness, opportunity for participation and learning how to remain independent. This multipurpose room will become the place to host sports groups, meetings, talks, demonstration days, social events, films, and many other initiatives with great accessibility. We not only can open our doors to more members for our clubs as we increase our capacity, but also open up opportunity to other organisations to host activities looking for a specifically accessibility equipped space for inclusion and diversity.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
For nearly 100 years, 4Sight Vision Support have been the leading sight loss charity supporting the visually impaired community of West Sussex. Sight loss can happen to anyone of us at any time, and Today there are 30,000 people with sight loss in West Sussex alone. At the heart of our holistic & person-centred services is a commitment to ensuring that a diagnosis of sight loss is not a one-way road to loss of independence and isolation. One way this is carried out is through our volunteer led clubs and social activities. However, currently we do not have a room that can tailor comfortably and safely for ‘large groups’ of people. This puts a limitation on what clubs and activities can be offered in this area. With your support we can make this space more accessible and inclusive, with a new converted multipurpose function room. This ground floor activity hub will not only benefit our members and volunteers, but will also support other local organisations host accessible activities.
Steps to get it done:
With great thanks to: The Clothworkers’ Foundation The W G Edwards Charitable Trust The Screwfix Foundation and other local funders we have raised funds for the conversion and we are now seeking support to fit the area with the appropriate furnishings and equipment for wide accessibility - Specifically people living with sight loss.
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