Course in Portsmouth will help blind people to overcome daily obstacles

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BLINDNESS can be debilitating, but there are ways to live a successful and happy life with the condition.

That’s the message behind ‘Finding your Feet’, a free course run by charity Action for Blind People designed to help people who have lost their sight regain their confidence and independence.

Lizzie Abnett, from the charity, said: ‘It can be frightening and overwhelming for someone newly diagnosed with sight loss but practical and emotional support is available.

‘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 “Finding your Feet” course, come and share their experiences with others, and benefit from the range of information and advice on offer.’

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.

The two-day course will provide information, advice and practical skills for anyone who has sight loss as well as their family and friends.

It will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Southampton Road, Port Solent on November 25 and November 26.

Call 01722 345440 for more information.