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Healthwatch Lancashire listens to views from a Action for Blind People group in Chorley

This week, members of the Healthwatch Lancashire team listened to views from a group of individuals with vision impairments and sight loss at Galloways Society the Blind in Chorley.

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The group was organised by the organisation Action For Blind People as part of their “Living with Sight Loss” course. Members of the group were able to find out about Healthwatch Lancashire and had the chance to share their experiences of accessing health and social care in their area. The group discussed and focused on the key issues they feel members of the public living with sight loss face within Lancashire when accessing health and social care services. 

A group discussion, led by Healthwatch Lancashire, focused on the aims of Healthwatch Lancashire and how we could work together to strengthen a public voice for the Action for Blind People group and others with similar needs within Lancashire. Healthwatch Lancashire’s current campaign ‘Your Care and Getting There’, which is aimed at gaining information on how the public use transport to get to primary healthcare appointments such as GPs, dentists and pharmacies was also discussed with the group.

The feedback for the survey ‘Your Care and Getting There’ will be collated and published in a report in the coming months.

To find out more about the campaign, and take part in the survey, please click here. 

To find out more about Action for Blind People, visit their website by clicking here. 

Action for Blind People is an expert national organisation, ensuring blind and partially sighted people get practical support in all aspects of their lives.