The Macular society regularly hears from individuals who are either unware (or struggled for years before learning) of the range of local support and equipment that is available or find access to services like resource centres extremely dificult.
Individuals with macular disease are often suprised when they hear or shown about the difference the effective use of lighting, the use of colour and contrast can make to their daily lives.
Our volunteer Daily Living Champions will work individually or in teams to visit local macular society peer support groups.
The teams are showing people the difference equipment for daily living can make and then putting them in touch with the local societies and/or resource centres and sensory impairment teams as appropriate (e.g. when concerns are raised by individuals around travel and independent living skill)