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Tuesday 17th May 2022 2:05 pm

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A Hampshire sight loss charity has been awarded £77,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to continue running information and advice hubs – including one in Petersfield Library – and to open new ones.

The Open Sight Hampshire-run hub in the library offers technology support and independent living services.

People can drop in without an appointment for a chat and to get free impartial advice, and assistance with the latest digital technology devices and gadgets.

This helps them to be as independent as possible in daily life and to communicate with family and friends as well as to connect with the wider world.

Open Sight Hampshire project manager Jane Beesley said: “Living with a sight condition can be very isolating and daunting, especially for older people. The hubs are places where people with sight loss can learn to use technology to make the best use of the sight they have, which makes a massive difference to their mental well-being.

“We are incredibly grateful for this funding so we can open more hubs across Hampshire.”

The next hub open day in Petersfield Library is from 10am to midday on Thursday, July 7.

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