Around two thirds of sight impaired people have experienced loneliness because of their sight loss.
seescape, have adapted their services in response to COVID-19, so people are still supported. Volunteer telephone befrienders have received training and are now contacting seescape clients on a regular basis to have a conversation, get to know them and offer moral support. This is so important and helps to prevent loneliness and isolation, which can lead to other health issues including mental health problems. However, there are still people waiting or a telephone befriender, so we require new volunteers who can offer a small amount of their time each week to call clients.