Individual Community Project

GOLD: Association of Blind Asians

PROJECT: Roshni – The Light

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The Project

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.

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