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Welcome to Focal Point UK

Visual Impairment Training, Consultancy and Support Services

 

About Focal Point UK

Focal Point UK is a private sector company / agency, who have for over the past decade been providing high quality vision rehabilitation and low vision support and services to people with sight loss and professionals, from all sectors at all levels, who work in the field of visual impairment throughout the UK.  The staff who work for Focal Point UK are qualified visual impairment professionals (Rehabilitation Workers – Visual Impairment) with many years of experience, they are fully insured had all have enhanced level DBS clearance.  Focal Point UK was formed in October 2005, it is a registered limited company and is VAT registered.

Focal Point UK provides:

  • Functional low vision assessments & training
  • Orientation & mobility assessments & training
  • Training for people with a visual impairment in independent living skills
  • Assessments & training in all aspects of communication
  • Assessments & training in high tech low vision devices such as video magnifies & close circuit television (CCTV)
  • Specialist assessments – undertaking specialist rehab, functional low vision and mobility assessments for education departments, further and higher education establishments (as part of the Disability Students Allowance assessment process), employment services (access to work) and social services
  • Visual awareness training packages
  • Training for professionals – a wide range of sight loss related training courses are available to meet all professional needs (see our training brochure for further details)
  • Consultancy – service planning, delivery and evaluation of services, advice and support on rehab and low vision equipment
  • Legal case work and ‘expert witness’ reports
  • Rehabilitation services contracts – long term, spot contract and direct payment arrangements available
  • Access to Work scheme – Low Vision Support and mobility training
  • Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) – supporting students at university eg. mobility training
  • Professional Support Services – professional mentoring and supervision of rehab workers for visually impaired people and support staff, and other professionals in any sector
  • Provide a wide range of magnifiers and optical and non-optical low vision aids
  • Wide range of specialist high-tech equipment for visually impaired people
  • Access consultancy and audits – advice and information on design of plans and adaptations for indoor and outdoor environments. Could be new build, or adaptations under disabled facilities grant work.

Focal Point UK staff are motivated and qualified professionals who fully understand the needs of people who are blind & partially sighted, and professionals in the field, Focal Point UK main aim is to improve the quality and standard of services available to d people with a visual impairment throughout the UK.

At Focal Point UK we work with all sectors – Social Care, Education (schools, further and higher education), Employment, Voluntary and statutory sector organisations – working on any project or service associated with visual impairment and with any professionals or staff, at any level.

 

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