Searching for a new home is about to become a more positive experience for visually impaired people.
An innovative online housing guide developed with funding from Thomas Pockligton Trust (TPT) has brought together a raft of information and advice in one easy-to-access location.
The housing guide for people with sight loss covers a wide range of topics including support for living independently, the moving process, living in a shared house and assistive technology.
The tool which can be found here provides useful suggestions and signposts to over 100 sources for further advice.
The authors of the guide worked closely with younger adults with sight loss to gain valuable insights into their experiences of searching for a new home. By co-producing the tool with people with sight loss and sharing personal experiences of visually impaired people who have different life circumstances, the authors have given a valuable platform to peer advice. For example, the section on ‘options for a future move’ includes a podcast on house-seeking from visually impaired people.
The tool will also be a useful resource to any housing organisation, authority or support service involved in helping a visually impaired person to find a suitable home.
If you have any thoughts on the guide and would like to feedback or you would like more information, you can email TPT directly at firstname.lastname@example.org