Vision Support Service

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Children with sight loss can face challenges in their early years and at school. The Vision Support Service offers a range of support for parents and children who are blind or partially-sighted.

Specialist advisory teachers

A team of specialist advisory teachers and teaching assistants, known as the Vision Support Team, has workers based at Wells, Yeovil, Bridgwater and Taunton, and provides a service across the county. They carry out pre-school work with babies and young children under 5, and their parents and families. This includes advice and support with the development of babies and young children with sight loss.

The Vision Support Team hold the Visual Impaired Register for children and young people in Somerset. You can contact the team about registration enquiries on 0300 123 2224.

Certificate of Visual Impairment Information Pack

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Further information

  • Are you eligible
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  • How to access
  • Assessments of visually-impaired children of school age who are blind and partially-sighted

    The Advisory Teachers can arrange for special equipment to be provided, and work with teachers to make sure the child has as much support as possible.

  • When is it available
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