What does it do?
ESAB offers support and advice to help our members gain or rebuild their confidence and maintain their independence as they adjust to living without sight. We offer mobility training, skills courses, demonstrations and advice on specialist equipment and information on access to services and social activities.
ESAB’s service starts with an initial home visit, in which a person’s specific needs are assessed. A personalised plan is then agreed which may include a referral to one or maybe several of our services. These include:
- Mobility training: to enable people to manage around their home and get out and about.
- Demonstrations and advice on specialist equipment to assist with daily living tasks. ESAB has a Resource Centre fully equipped with both low and high tech equipment.
- Training to use computers and specialist software which can greatly facilitate access to information, news, shopping and keeping in touch with family.
- A four-day course on Strategies for Daily Living to impart basic skills and knowledge for managing with sight loss.
- Training in cookery and kitchen skills to enable fresh food to be prepared and cooked safely.
- Access to social groups and social activities
- Access to audio equipment to maintain access to news and books
- Providing appropriate information and referring to other agencies for additional support or services.
- Access to counselling and / or peer support to promote well-being and confidence.
- Our volunteer-run home visiting service.
ESAB can also provide Deaf-Blind Communicators to attend hospital appointments or important meetings.
Who it is for?
Where it is available?
What it costs:
How to access or apply for it:
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ESAB, Prospects House, 7-9 George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex BN27 1AD