Community Support Workers

We have a team of experienced  Community Support Workers based across Dorset so somebody will be able to visit you wherever you live.

Our Community Support Workers are experts in sight loss, the services we provide and the practical support available to you.  Initially, they will visit you to talk you through your needs, and get the ball rolling. Then they will regularly check in 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, whilst providing a mix of both practical and emotional support. In our long experience of helping people with sight loss, we have found this service is an excellent way to help people just like you to live a full, healthy and independent life whilst continuing to be an active part of the 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 Worker 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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