Sight Action Western Isles

Charity registered in Scotland SC030765

Sight Action is contracted by the NHS Highland, NHS Western Isles and the Highland and Western Isles Councils to provide patient support and rehabilitation to blind and visually impaired adults and children.

We can help visually impaired people cope safely and confidently around the home with improved independent living skills.

We have a range of equipment available in our resource centre for you to use or to purchase.

We can also provide a wide range of advice and we can provide emotional support.

Sight Action complements the clinical care provided by our health service colleagues. We help patients attending the eye clinic to fully understand their visual impairment and, if necessary, can liaise with the medical team to clarify areas of concern.

Anyone with a visual impairment can access our services or a family member or health professional can refer you.


Current opportunities

Sight Action’s Western Isles Sensory Centre, based in Stornoway, is on the lookout for volunteers to help with several vital services. The charity currently offers both practical and emotional support to around 235 adults and children throughout the Western Isles. The centre, which plays a crucial role in providing lifeline services, has several volunteering opportunities on offer. Volunteers are required to work within the centre to give advice and practical support with hearing aids, as well as other aids and equipment. They are also needed to help offer befriending services, or aid service users with driving them to appointments, help with shopping etc. Full training will be given to volunteers.

Sight Action’s Western Isles Sensory Centre, based in Stornoway, is on the lookout for volunteers to help with several vital services. The charity currently offers both practical and emotional support to around 235 adults and children throughout the Western Isles. The centre, which plays a crucial role in providing lifeline services, has several volunteering opportunities on offer. Volunteers are required to work within the centre to give advice and practical support with hearing aids, as well as other aids and equipment. They are also needed to help offer befriending services, or aid service users with driving them to appointments, help with shopping etc. Full training will be given to volunteers.