Young and Working Age People

For most people, sight loss comes as part of the ageing process, so most visually impaired people are elderly.
But there are still almost 750 people of working age in Dorset who are registered blind or partially sighted.
Their needs can be very different to those of older people, so we tailor our support for them accordingly.
We work with them to develop skills and confidence and help many move positively towards work or volunteering opportunities

Social Eyes clubs

Are you young or working age with sight loss? Social Eyes clubs for people under 65 are tailored to your needs, and meet regularly in Poole, Weymouth and Bournemouth.

The clubs are relaxed and informal. They are an opportunity to get out, enjoy socialising and friendship, and talk to other people who understand living with visual impairment. We also organise regular outings, sports and activities.

" The best thing is the advice we give each other. When we get talking we realise someone else in the group has found a solution to the latest challenge or difficulty one of us is facing.

— Chris, Poole Lighthouse Club

Young and Working Age Support

Our staff are here to help with issues you may be facing, such as learning new skills, software training, the government's Access to Work scheme or benefits advice.

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