Free two-day course giving practical advice to blind people

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A free course in Portsmouth will help local people who have lost their sight to regain their confidence and independence.

The ‘Finding your Feet’ course, run by charity Action for Blind People, is taking place at The Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Old Portsmouth, from 10am to 3.30pm on January 21 and 22.

The sessions will provide people with sight loss advice on a range of essential everyday skills such as how to get around outside, use public transport, cook healthy meals, shop and bank online and even how to make a cup of tea safely.

Lizzie Abnett, from Action for Blind People, said: ‘Being blind or partially sighted does not have to mean losing your confidence or independence. We hope anyone in Portsmouth living with or affected by sight loss will sign up to the course, come and share their experiences with others and benefit from the wide range of information and advice on offer.’

To register call 01722 345440.