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Monmouthshire: Coronavirus local support

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO)

Abergavenny Street Monitors

We are one of the many COVID-19 mutual aid groups operating up and down the country to help people who are self-isolating with their shopping or collecting prescriptions etc. The way we work is that a leaflet with the Street Monitor’s phone number for that particular street (i.e. s/he will be one of your neighbours) will be dropped though your letter box. It is large-print, but of course would be difficult for some partially sighted people to read. We will be having an ad on local radio soon, but also in the meantime there is a central phone number that anyone in need in Abergavenny could use: 01873 740142 or by email on: career_coach@mac.com.  We have plenty of volunteers so there is no need for anyone blind or partially-sighted in Abergavenny to go to the shops themselves if they do not need to. It’s just a matter of putting them in touch with a volunteer!

Care & Repair - 01495 745936

Sight Cymru.

Sight Cymru is continuing to provide the following services over the telephone:

Royal Society for Blind Children.

RSBC is currently unable to offer home visits but can arrange targeted direct support to children and young people, aged 0-25, who are visually impaired. They can also work with parents, carers and other professionals.

Tel: Ellie on 07990 530557
ellie.swales@rsbc.org.uk

CONTACTING SOCIAL SERVICES

If you have any questions about the support you receive from social care such as from your Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired (ROVI), contact your local authority directly:

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