Support for hundreds of people struggling with sight loss
Sight Concern is one of the hundreds of community organisations to which Luton Rising has contributed around £180m in total over the last 25 years. Sight Concern is a vital resource for hundreds of local people who suffer from moderate or severe sight loss, helping them live a more independent life.
An estimated 6,500 people living in Bedfordshire and Luton are affected by moderate or severe sight loss. Although visual impairment can occur at any age, it is more prevalent in older people, with 1 in 7 people aged over 65 and 1 in 3 people aged over 85 in the UK living with sight loss. Sight Concern supports people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and communities through a wide range of tailored services and support.
Many blind and partially sighted people live full and active, independent lives; however some struggle to come to terms with sight loss and make adjustments to regain their independence. That’s where Sight Concern comes in. They work closely with the NHS, Local Authorities and other community services to help people access the support that they need to continue with the activities that they enjoy, getting out and about and staying in touch with family and friends.