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Are you interested in getting involved with research to help improve the lives of older people and the impact of sight loss?

You are warmly invited to join us at a drop-in meeting to find out more about the project and ways in which you can get involved.

National studies suggest that many older people have sight loss that goes undetected or untreated. This can greatly reduce quality of life because people cannot do things as they used to and left untreated loss of vision can lead to falls that can have serious consequences. The NHS want to improve what they do so they can reduce the impact of sight loss on wellbeing.

Surinder Bangar and Peter Cudd are health and social care researchers at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. We are working in collaboration with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as part of this project. We are looking for a few volunteers to be involved in a project to develop ways to improve detection of and access to care for older people with sight loss in Sheffield.

If you know through personal experience or acquaintances about the impact sight loss can have on older peoples independence or wellbeing, we would like to invite you to come for an informal chat for half an hour sometime between 11.00am – 1.00pm on:

Monday 15 February 2016
Time: between 11.00am – 1.00pm
Place: The University of Sheffield, The School of Health and Related Research, The Innovation Centre, 217 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP. Room G.04, CATCH HomeLab, ground floor. The venue is accessible for wheelchair access.

Tea, coffee, biscuits/cake will be provided.

If you are interested in getting involved but cannot join us at this meeting, please contact us so that we can get in touch with you to let you know about the project. We would be happy to have a chat over the phone with you.

No matter if you can only manage a small or a lot of help we would like to hear from you. After identifying people who are interested, we will invite a few people to further meetings. In those meetings what we are looking for the volunteers to do is to discuss with us the project plans and to help advise us. For example, for those interested you may be asked to review project documents, and/or get involved in asking older people about their experiences of sight loss and what support they would find helpful.

How to register

You can register online here.

Or if you prefer, phone or email:

Laura Murray
Tel: 0114 222 1726
Email: l.murray@sheffield.ac.uk

Places are limited, early registration is advised. Please register before: Thursday 11 February 2016.

If you have any queries please contact: Laura Murray, Tel: 0114 222 1726

We look forward to meeting you.

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