- Cllr. Christine Lawrence Somerset County Council
- United Kingdom
Somerset Sight is the only local, independent charity to support blind and visually impaired people across your county.
We have been helping thousands of people affected by significant sight loss across Somerset to lead independent lives since 1919. Our Volunteer Befriending Service, which has been running for over 15 years, has been extremely successful in tackling the isolation many visually impaired people face.
For many of the 300 plus people who benefit from this service every year their visit from one of our specially trained volunteers is the only time they have any social contact. As you can imagine it is a lifeline to them and they simply could not cope without it.
We the undersigned believe that this Volunteer Visitor Service is too vital to be cut and the county council should not withdraw the funding.
We believe that if the funding was to be withdrawn and the service amalgamated with wider support services it would be hugely detrimental to visually impaired people in Somerset and that the contract should remain with Somerset Sight.
The Save the Somerset Sight Visiting Service petition to Cllr. Christine Lawrence Somerset County Council was written by Becky and is in the category Health at GoPetition.