A FIFE charity is offering new support for unpaid carers who are looking after someone with sight loss.

Seescape has joined forces with Fife Carers Community Chest to provide training and support to unpaid carers about eye conditions.

The sessions to help overcome some of the challenges associated with low vision and access to further support that is available for people with sight loss.

The charity, formerly Fife Society for the Blind, supports over 2,500 people across the Kingdom dealing with sight loss.

A series of information and guided walk training sessions will take place across the region and provide key insights into different eye conditions, how they impact on daily life and what they do to someone's vision and mobility.

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Sessions will also include practical guidance such as information on gadgets, assistive technology and support available through Seescape and partner organisations and Guide Assist Training to equip unpaid carers with the skills to guide visually impaired adults safely, confidently and with empathy.

Seescape chief executive Lesley Carcary, explained: “Our work to support people across Fife with sight loss means we know just how hard it can be to adjust – not just for person who is visually impaired, but for the people who look after them every day.

“We already work hard to make sure families have the right support in place to help them live their lives to the full – but we are thrilled to be working with Fife Carers Community Chest to bring additional advice and support to unpaid carers who are looking after loved ones.

“If you need support or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.”

For further details of sessions and support on offer, contact info@seescape.org.uk or call 01592 644 979.