Definition: Done to assist someone regain skills they may have lost through illness or disability. It helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.
Category: Adult Social Care
Credit: Department of Health
Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms
Service descriptions mentioning the term
officers can give people with sight problems the skills and confidence that they need to stay independent, including help getting about, communication, lighting, using magnifiers and special equipment in the home.
Vision Support's qualified rehabilitation
officers focus on maintaining independence and promoting equality for anyone living with sight loss. They also have a team of Rehabilitation Assistants who demonstrate specialist equipment and support service users
in their own homes.
Officers are trained to support individuals with sight problems to rebuild skills and confidence as their sight changes. Support aims to encourage independence around mobility, communications, household skills, lighting, using magnifiers and specialist equipment. The local authority also maintains the Sight Impairment
Register, and signposts to many other agencies.
Mobility specialist - (SenCom Vision Impairment Service)Service
S provides five local authorities with staff qualified to provide habilitation
to vi children
in a school and home environments. The contact is Sarah Hughes.
Ceredigion Association provide some grants
to visually impaired
people. To be eligible you must have serious and uncorrectable visual impairments, and have been referred to the Association by the Rehabilitation
Officer in Ceredigion Social Services.
Men's Group - (Bridgend County Borough Council)ServiceVI
-blind men of all ages meet every 6 weeks in Wetherspoons Maesteg 2-4pm. Contact Sandy Davies, Rehabilitation
Officer, for forthcoming dates.
aimed at Rehabilitation
officers, Social worker
s, nursing staff, Optometrists etc. Includes talks from specialist consultants on a variety of eye related topics and networking opportunities.