Support an older person with sight loss

Support an older person with sight loss

Do you want to help improve the lives of those living with sight loss? Southwark Pensioners Centre are currently seeking volunteers for their Eye to Eye Project which provides practical and emotional support to increase access to services and activities to older people living with sight loss.

About Southwark Pensioners Centre

Southwark Pensioners Centre support older people aged 50+ to enjoy healthier, independent and more active lives where people are more connected to others in their local communities. 

How can I volunteer? 

Become a Practical Eye Volunteer (full role description)

This will involve a range of different activities that enable older people with visual impairment engage in services and activities that sustain independent, vibrant lives. Volunteers will be supporting various older people and will be involved in a variety of tasks depending on the need of the members and the skills and interests of the volunteers. This might include:

  • Accompanying people on trips to the shops, or hospital visits
  • Accompanying people to events
  • Help Eye 2 Eye members to participate in activities at SPC
  • Helping people to book doctors appointments
  • Helping with basic form filling
  • Liaise with external providers for services that fall outside of the remit of the project

Minimum commitment: 1 day per week

Become a Practical Eye Volunteer Buddy (full role description)

This role involves being matched and establishing a relationship with an older, visually impaired person who may want regular support with the practicalities of engaging in services and activities that sustain independent, vibrant lives. Such as:

  • Accompanying people on trips to the shops, or hospital visits
  • Accompanying people to events Empowering members to try new interests and be more active
  • Helping people to book doctors appointments
  • Helping with basic form filling
  • Liaise with external providers for services that fall outside of the remit of the project
  • In additions buddies will support their partner to enable them to attend Eye 2 Eye meetings and events.

Minimum commitment: 3 hours a week

Find out more/ get involved

Contact: Kay Kelleher on 020 7708 4556 or at: kkelleher@southwarkpensioners.org.uk