Definition: Done to assist someone regain skills they may have lost through illness or disability. It helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.
Category: Adult Social Care
Credit: Department of Health
Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms
Service descriptions mentioning the term
officers can give people with sight problems the skills and confidence that they need to stay independent, including help getting about, communication, lighting, using magnifiers and special equipment in the home.
Vision Support's qualified rehabilitation
officers focus on maintaining independence and promoting equality for anyone living with sight loss. They also have a team of Rehabilitation Assistants who demonstrate specialist equipment and support service users
in their own homes.
Ceredigion Association provide some grants
to visually impaired
people. To be eligible you must have serious and uncorrectable visual impairments, and have been referred to the Association by the Rehabilitation
Officer in Ceredigion Social Services.
aimed at Rehabilitation
officers, Social worker
s, nursing staff, Optometrists etc. Includes talks from specialist consultants on a variety of eye related topics and networking opportunities.