Are you blind or vision impaired?
Do you need assistance with technology?
Want someone to listen or to talk with?
Help with everyday issues?
Want to connect with others. Be included?
We are three people.
Me. I am Lauren, who has a serious vision impairment
Angela, who is blind.
Jane, who has the role of a carer.
We get it - we are here as volunteers
We would like to help people with vision issues, to achieve positive outcomes. Life can be tough dealing with vision loss.
No matter how small or big your problem, we shall try to assist, or steer you in the right direction
So please get in touch if you want help or would like to connect.
You contact me with your bucket list item. One outlandish item, like a seat on Richard Branson's rocket ship. Then one or two more realistic, achievable items.
They could be.....
I will then contact the appropriate company or business, and ask if they can provide their product or service, free of charge to assist you.
We will then promote them in any way we can.
Whether you can see or not this is going to be a great and enjoyable platform to get involved, as a person with, a vision issue, in need of assistance.
You may be an individual or a business, and would like to offer your time, your products or services. Which would be greatly appreciated
I feel we need to break the ice, and make people feel more comfortable with our vision issues, as I feel it is discomfort, and a little fear of the unknown, that may make some people hesitant to connect with us.
This is where you, the sighted folk, can help.
Vision loss can be very socially isolating, and this needs to change.
Simple gestures can make such a difference.
If you know someone with vision loss, a neighbour, a parent at school, a co-worker, a classmate, a friend of a friend, or even a person you don't really know, but may see them often.
If you could introduce yourself and try to include them somehow.
I think a connection service is really important to have.
Vision loss can be very socially isolating. It would be great to connect with each other, for support, sharing ideas and creating friendships.
We don't always want to rely on family or friends to talk with all the time.
Not all of us have family or friends to talk with anyway.
Here are more reasons for me wanting to start this idea.
I would really like to hear from you, regarding your bucket list items, or any ideas regarding what's written above.
Please get in touch if you would like to get involved, and help make positive change.
Pip from cafe on railway, victor harbor.....$ 50.00.
Victor harbor council grant...…………………….$400.00.
Karin and Jack $50.
Brighton Meditation $250.
Lovely Joyce (Victor Harbor). $40.
Purchase of adaptive technology. An iphone6. For client use, when training. An iphone cover. Phone credit. $530.00
Total in account..…..$260.00
SOUTH COAST STRING QUARTET CONCERT.......$415.00
BRIGHTON MEDITATION GROUP.......$100.00
TOTAL AMOUNT IN BACK AS OF OCTOBER 1,2018.......$775.00.
Account Name: Eye Believe
BSB: 015 716
Account Number: 228 897 651
I want to be totally transparent financially.
To date, any cost involved, with this project, set up, registration, logo, web design etc., I have paid for myself.
If this idea is a success, I will require any ongoing operating costs, which will be kept to a minimum, to be taken out of any donated funds.
No overheads, such as wages, will be taken out, as absolutely no one, including myself, will be paid in any way, shape of form.
It is to be run purely on a volunteer basis.
I shall put up a quarterly incoming/outgoing ledger on this site, for people to view.
So if you do donate, please put a phone number, or a name you will recognise when I add it to the ledger.