Feel Good Factor Visual Impairment Wellbeing Event January 2020

//Feel Good Factor Visual Impairment Wellbeing Event January 2020

“I’ve never met so many visually impaired people at the same time. I didn’t know there were so many. I thought it was just me and two others. It’s been great and I’ve swapped phone numbers so we can meet up.”

By Tracey Nicholls, Sensory Impairment Development Worker (BME Communities), Feel Good Factor

That’s what we call a result!

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Visual Impairment Wellbeing event in January, with massage, yoga, mindfulness, arts & crafts, VI games, talks, lunch and naturally lots of FUN plus free transport! We loved having you all with us at Feel Good Factor.

There’s a bit more information and details about how you can get involved in our support for people with sensory loss here http://www.fgfleeds.org/supporting-people-sensory-loss/

“That massage really made a difference. I hadn’t realised how much tension I was holding onto. I’ve taken Phoenix’s phone number so I can book a full massage with them.”

Fifteen Sensory impaired people attended, four of these were Deafblind and two were hard of hearing. There were nine carers, two of whom were sensory impaired

For ten Sensory Impaired people, it was the first time they’d visited or done an activity at Feel Good Factor, eight of these were people from Black
Asian and Minority Ethnic (BME).

They enjoyed wellbeing activities, new friendships were formed and more experienced Visually Impaired (VI) gave info to other VI about groups in Leeds.

Several service users asked for more info from the tutors so they now know where they can go for yoga/meditation/massage. They received info about FGF courses. Carers received info from Zaira and Carrie from Carers Leeds.

New developments:
  • One to one Arabic sessions starting this Thursday with a FGF volunteer and VI service user.
  • One older Deafblind lady who wouldn’t previously access new activities is now interested in Modern living and Saturday group. Her isolated VI carer daughter would also like to access groups here.
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About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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