You can help blind and partially sighted victims of domestic abuse
We’d like to see a step change in how services approach this issue. Time and again survivors told us that there was a lack of accessible, confidential ways to ask for help. This could be addressed overnight through a change in practice.
With your donation we can provide funding to sight loss organisations, domestic violence and abuse specialist organisations and other mainstream stakeholders to address this urgent need now.
The types of projects we could fund with you donation:
Best practice tools on how to work with victims and survivors with a visual impairment, including toolkits for practitioners and clear referral pathways.
Dissemination of this and future research in order to achieve improvements in policy, practice and awareness so as to address the harm of domestic abuse in the sight loss community.
Engagement with the sight loss community to build trust and raise awareness of domestic abuse, including the development of a visual impairment survivors’ network where survivors can share their experiences and help to shape future research, learning and action.
Service Accessibility and Information
Ensure that all domestic abuse information, services and premises are accessible to those with visual impairments. Safe spaces must be created where a person with sight loss can see a professional one-to-one and without a carer and have the opportunity to disclose domestic abuse.
Domestic abuse practitioners and sight loss professionals on the specific needs of visually impaired victims and survivors, working with people with lived experience to ensure an effective and appropriate approach.
By donating you can help us ensure that funds are available for organisations to be able to implement changes and meet urgent needs.
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