GOLD: Association of Blind Asians
PROJECT: Roshni – The Light
Losing sight can be daunting; emotionally and psychologically damaging and can have an impact on individuals and their dear ones. Roshni project was seeking to address the following problems;
– Increasingly high levels of visual impairment amongst the south Asian population
– Growing mental and physical ill health which are linked to visual impairments amongst the above population
– The lack of public awareness about the importance of good eye care, visual impairments and eye conditions, specifically within the south Asian community.
– Isolation and social exclusion amongst south Asian members with visual impairments and their carers
-The lack of awareness and non-uptake of free services in hospitals and benefits available to the south Asian population resulting in a poor standard of living.