Practical help at home

Health Visitor

Health visitors are qualified nurses or midwives. They’re also trained to check children’s health and development.

They usually visit you at home when your baby is born. You can also see them at a child health clinic.

They can help identify vision impairment and offer support with your child’s:

  • development
  • sleep
  • feeding

You can get in touch with a health visitor through your doctor.

 

Social worker

Your council must offer you practical help if you have a disabled child. This may be through a specialist social worker or a rehabilitation worker.

A social worker can help with a range of problems your family may have. This can include:

  • counselling if you need support talking about your feelings
  • making your home safe, for example, fitting non-slip flooring
  • equipment like telephones with large keys
  • fitting better lighting
  • transport, for example a blue parking badge

 

RSBC’s Family Support Service can help you with:

  • practical advice about your child’s development
  • support when you feel overwhelmed
  • understanding your child’s vision impairment better
  • living as a family and being supportive of each other

Call 0203 1980225 or email connections@rsbc.org.uk

 

Published: October 2017 

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