Community Support Workers

We have a team of experienced support workers across Dorset so one can visit you wherever you live.

Experts in sight loss and the services and practical support available, they’ll visit you to talk you through what  might help you, and get the ball rolling. They’ll also check in on you on a regular basis to make sure the support you’re getting is right for you, and see if there’s anything else we can do to help.

Community Support Worker, Bev, helps one of our members

Community Support Worker, Bev, helps one of our members.

Our support workers can offer you a listening ear and a helping hand, providing a mix of both practical and emotional support. In our long experience of helping people with sight loss, we’ve found this service is an excellent way to help people just like you to live a full, healthy and independent life, and continue to be an active part of their local community.

Three out of four of the 750 people we asked who receive community support, said that it gave them more confidence to deal with their sight loss.


Your community support work can also introduce you to a volunteer who can pay you regular visits to help you with things you may find difficult in your everyday life. Take a look at our Volunteers page for more information.

Get in touch 

If you are experiencing sight loss and would like to talk to us about arranging a visit from a community support worker, we’d really like to hear from you.

You can phone us on 01202 712865 or visit us in our centre in Poole.

Find out how to get in touch

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