Advice, Information & Training Services
At VisionPK we provide and support a range of Advice, Information & Training services for our clients. These services extend to individuals, their families / carers and other professionals / organisations.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to know more about any of the services below:
Please do not hesitate to click here to open and print our Referral Form
Drop-in Duty Service
If you would like to speak to a qualified member of a staff for information or advice, the best way to do this is through the Duty Service when there is always someone on hand.
You can either phone or come into the office at the following times:
- Monday 9am to 12.30pm (except for the 1st Monday of each month as the office is closed between 9am & 11am for staff development)
- Wednesday 12.30pm to 6pm
- Friday 9am to 12.30pm
On the first Wednesday of the month, the duty worker is available from 9am till 6pm
The duty worker can offer advice, demonstrate equipment, provide information or just provide you with an opportunity to talk.
New! Drop-in Duty Service at Crieff Community Hospital
We are piloting a drop-in Service for people living in the Crieff area. The drop-in is open on Wednesday 3 January 2018 and is available on the first Wednesday of each month thereafter until further notice at Crieff Community Hospital, King Street, Crieff from 1:30 till 3:30pm. No appointment is necessary. This new service is running in conjunction with the ‘Hear to Help’ hearing aid maintenance drop-in service provided by Action on Hearing Loss (Scotland).
In our Resource Centre we display a wide range of aids and equipment available for blind or partially sighted people and deaf or hard of hearing people. The Resource Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.
Sensory Awareness Training
Our free sensory impairment awareness training aims to give participants confidence in relating to people with a sensory impairment and advice about sensory loss issues and how they can most appropriately offer support. If you would like to attend a training session or would like to arrange a session for your organisation, please contact us.
What We Offer
Perth Talking News
Perth Talking Newspaper is a free CD recording of local news and features, produced each fortnight. The News is available to all visually impaired people living in the Perth and Kinross area. If you would like a copy of the CD please call us on 01738 626969.
Patient Support Service
In partnership with NHS Tayside, VisionPK has a presence at the Low Vision Aid Clinic at Perth Royal Infirmary. Timely and individual support can be offered to individuals attending the Clinic. This service was developed in light of evidence suggesting the need for early support for people with sight loss.
Support can include:
- Emotional support
- Listening to concerns expressed by patients, families and carers
- Providing information
- Demonstrating and supplying patients with small aids
- Referring potential and existing patients for additional support from VisionPK.
Hearing Assessment Service
For clients who have concerns about their hearing, this service is provided by a highly qualified and experienced audiologist. Please call on 01738 626969 to make appointment.
Benefits and Concessions
We work in partnership with Perth Citizens Advice Bureau and Perth and Kinross Welfare Rights to support sensory impaired people to understand and access the welfare benefits they may be entitled to and to help our clients find advice and information on financial matters. Contact us to find out how we can help.
Work and Employment
We can help you find advice and information about work and employment. This will often include being referred to other organisations who specialise in supporting sensory impaired people at, or into, work. Contact us to find out how we can help.