A free telephone counselling service for people affected by sight loss in Ayrshire is available.
‘Need to Talk’, which offers free counselling and confidence-building support, is run by the Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland (RNIB). Through the project, people are helped to come to terms with sight loss, or that of a family member, and to face the future with confidence.
Our Need to Talk team support adults and young people over the age of eleven who are blind or partially sighted, and anyone who supports a person with sight loss.
The service, supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA programme, is available in areas of the west of Scotland.
Need to Talk is made up of skilled counsellors and confidence-building professionals who can help people come to terms with their sight condition and maximize their independence; providing a friendly and reassuring voice to people and addressing any concerns and worries they may have.
You can contact the Need to Talk team on 0303 123 999. For further information visit the Need to Talk website
We’re RNIB and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you’re losing your sight or you’re blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence. Call us on 0303 123 9999 or visit www.rnib.org.uk