PROVIDING THE JAM
A story of the visually impaired community of Worthing
Our book is now launched! 2 years in the making, ‘Providing the Jam’ focuses on the past 100+ years of support our charity has provided. A special thanks to our wonderful authors Chris Hare and Lela Tredwell and the Heritage Lottery Fund without whom this project would not have been possible.
Thanks also to Redwood TV Ltd, RNIB, West Sussex Records Office, West Sussex Libraries, Panda Creative Ltd, Worthing Town Crier Bob Smytherman, Worthing Herald and Listening Books. And of course, thanks to all members, trustees and staff of Sight Support Worthing and all those others (far too many to mention!) who have played a vital part in the production of the book. The book priced at £4.99 can be purchased from our centre in Rowlands Road.
SIGHT SUPPORT WORTHING
Sight Support Worthing is based in the heart of Worthing’s ‘West End’ on Rowlands Road and is open Monday to Friday between 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Within walking distance of the town centre, Sight Support Worthing is lucky to benefit from an exceptionally spacious and well set out centre, which is fully accessible.
The centre has it’s own tea and coffee bar and small sunny terrace which members can enjoy at different times.
THE CENTRE ALSO BENEFITS FROM:
- The Conservatory, a large, well lit room, used for coffee mornings and functions which leads onto the sunny terrace
- A lounge area with large screen TV and comfortable seating for 6 adults
- A multi-function room for games and events
- Good display of resources to aid vision impaired people
- The Library
- Access for wheelchairs
- Braille signage throughout
- Disabled Toilets
- Limited Off-Street Parking; and
- A well-stocked Technology Room, which is open for Members, their families and Non-Members.
As digital communication grows, opportunities for meeting people decline. Sight Support Worthing provides a centre and opportunities for people with sight impairment to continue to meet with others and enjoy many everyday activities which could otherwise be limited.
Although aimed at those who have been diagnosed as being sight impaired or severely sight impaired, Sight Support Worthing can also be of great assistance to those suffering from poor eyesight and sight loss or any registerable eye condition which cannot be successfully corrected, as well as those who are registered as blind.
As eyesight declines, Sight Support Worthing encourages people to keep their independence through technology, advice, support and opportunities for social inclusion.
SIGHT SUPPORT WORTHING OFFERS:
- Free Membership
- Opportunities to socialise
- A full annual programme of organised events
- Daytime activities
- Day Trips, Morning and Afternoon Trips
- Support and Signposting
Most importantly Sight Support Worthing reduces social isolation for those with sight impairment by providing transport to organised social events, by creating opportunities for social interaction, friendship building and reassurance. The longstanding and experienced team of staff are also able to provide support, advice and sign-posting to other linked services where needed, and access to other professionals such as ROVI’s (Rehabilitation Officers for the Vision Impaired).
Don’t delay, come and visit us today!
It’s free to become a Member, just contact us, give us a call or register here online.