Empowering those at risk – Vision Foundation

Empowering those at risk

We support projects which identify and advocate with those particularly marginalised and at the moments when people face the greatest risk of spiralling outcomes. We also want to ensure that specialist services are fully accessible and reach blind and partially sighted people.

6 hands, open palmed in a circle. They are all different skin tones.

Within the visually impaired community there are certain groups who can face a “double disadvantage”. When facing sight loss, those from the BAME community, older people, women, those living on a low income and those with other disabilities are at risk of experiencing poorer outcomes. In addition, there are some consequences of sight loss that are not supported well or at all, such as the heightened risk of domestic violence, poverty or poor mental health.