Visual Impairment training, Low Vision services and Vision Rehab training, consultancy, support Services and specialist equipment – over 25 years of experience working with people who have sight loss!!

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Welcome to Focal Point UK

if you are vision impaired and need a support service, or run a service for vision impaired people, we may be able to help!!  Vision Impairment / Low Vision Training, Consultancy and Support Services

About Focal Point UK

Focal Point UK is a private sector company / agency 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 vision impairment throughout the UK and abroad.  Focal Point UK employ qualified vision impairment professionals (Rehabilitation Workers/Officers – Visual Impairment) with many years of experience, they are fully insured and have enhanced level DBS clearance.  Focal Point UK was formed in October 2005, is a registered limited company.

Focal Point UK provides service contracts, consultancy days and training courses:

  • Specialist vision rehabilitation assessments – full assessment identifying needs and goals
  • Locum/spot contracts providing Vision Rehab Officers/Workers to service providers eg. Social Services
  • Functional low vision assessments – specialist low vision assessments, recommending low vision aids/magnifiers
  • Low Vision Therapy Training programmes – how to use low vision aids/magnifiers
  • Orientation & mobility assessments & training – including use of mobility aids, and navigation and travel strategies
  • Independent Living Skills (ILS) training programmes – activities of daily living activities/tasks
  • Assessments & training in all aspects of communication – including use of IT / AT equipment
  • Assessments & training in high tech low vision devices such as electronic video magnifies
  • Supporting vision impaired students – undertaking full rehab, functional low vision and mobility assessments for education departments, further and higher education establishments (as part of the Disability Students Allowance), and provision of training programmes to meet individual needs.
  • Supporting Vision Impaired people in work – employment work place assessments and training, provision of specialist equipment.
  • Supplying assessments and training on behalf of the Access to Work scheme
  • Lighting assessments – specialist ‘vision related’ lighting needs in the home/work place
  • Vision awareness training packages – for all organisations, staff and professionals 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, and legal rehab therapy interventions
  • Rehabilitation services contracts – locum provision to social services on long term or spot contract
  • Professional Support Services – professional mentoring and supervision of rehab workers/Officers for vision impaired people, support staff, and other professionals in any sector
  • Provide a wide range of magnifiers and optical and non-optical low vision aids
  • Provision of a wide range of specialist high-tech equipment for vision impaired people
  • Access consultancy and audits – provision of audits, advice and information on design of plans and adaptations for indoor and outdoor environments. Could be new build, or adaptations ie. 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, Employment, legal and private 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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