New centre for charity that support people with low vision and blindness
PUBLISHED: 16:09 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:58 05 March 2018
A group that supports people with low vision and blindness, from babies to an 111 year old woman, has opened a new centre in Wisbech.
Cam Sight opened in Chapel Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Steve Tierney.
A charity spokesman said: “We currently regularly support 1,800 people across the county.
“Cam Sight provides people living low vision and blindness with the tools, advice, and training needed to live more independent lives.
“We offer counselling, volunteer befriending, and accessible sport activities to improve mental and physical well-being.”
The Wisbech centre provides equipment, information and support and demonstrates a wide range of items including talking clocks, magnifiers, lighting, large size print, tactile and colour contrasted items.
Support groups are held in Chatteris, Littleport, Whittlesey and Wisbech, and home visits can be arranged to offer emotional and practical support.
The charity also supports people in pursuing sporting activities like tandem cycling, guided running and walking.
Established in 1912, the Fenland Centre opened in Chatteris in 2008, but demand has increased so much they needed to relocate to the larger base in Wisbech.