You can receive one on one support from a trained volunteer who is blind or has low vision, and who can relate to your circumstances.
The Peer Phone Support Program provides one-on-one telephone support to people who request to talk to someone who is blind or has low vision about coping with vision loss.
The service is available for people across all life stages, including teenagers, parents, people of working age and older members of the community. It is also available for parents and carers who would like to speak to other parents and carers. You would be matched to a trained volunteer with similar characteristics. The service is limited to two phone calls.
The person you speak to may:
- Have a similar eye condition or level of vision loss.
- Be of a similar age.
- Have similar family circumstances (e.g. the client and the Peer may both have children).
- Have experience in study or starting a new job.
- Have a common interest or recreational activity with the client.
Contact us early and get the support you need. For more information on Vision Australia’s services call our helpline on 1300 84 74 66 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with our services here.