Living with Sight Loss course comes to Letterkenny

January 16, 2020

‘Living with Sight Loss’ is a free, weekly confidence building course starting on Tuesday, February 18, in a local hotel in Letterkenny. The four-week course will help people who have experienced sight loss to increase their confidence and independence. Partners, family and friends are welcome to attend.

The first session will take place on Tuesday 18 February. The other three sessions will take place on Tuesday 25 February, 3 and 10 March 2020.

This course is delivered through the ‘Need to Talk’ project, an emotional support and confidence building service supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

The informal course will provide information and practical advice on a range of essential everyday topics such as getting out and about, information about welfare rights, and how technology can make life that bit easier.

Padraic McLoughlin, who is a Fighting Blindness member and lives in Donegal, said, “I’ve had on-going trouble with my sight since birth and lost it completely when I was a teenager. I heard of Fighting Blindness through a mutual friend, they’re a really great support.

“I’m looking forward to attending the Living with Sight Loss course and I can’t recommend it enough to others who are living with a visual impairment of any degree. Tap into the resources that are available – they can change your life.”

Eric Beggs, attendee at a previous Living with Sight Loss course in Dundalk said, “It was a brilliant course and I really did learn a lot. It was practical and useful. I would 110% recommend this to other people living with sight loss and their families.”

The course is available to anyone living with sight loss in Donegal and the nearby border region of Leitrim, Sligo or Northern Ireland.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance by contacting us:

Republic of Ireland (Louth, Monaghan, Sligo, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim)
Mahon Carmody, Fighting Blindness, 01 674 6496, needtotalk@fightingblindness.ie

Northern Ireland
Richard Craig, RNIB Northern Ireland, 02890 334144, richard.craig@rnib.org.uk