Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have lived with glaucoma for years, talking to others who are living with glaucoma is a great way to share your experiences. It gives you support from people who really understand how you are feeling. Under normal circumstances, these conversations would usually take place in hospital waiting rooms or at a patient event. However, the COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing means that such opportunities aren’t currently possible.
Because of this, we’d like to pilot a digital peer-to-peer support group, where you can meet a small number of people online or by phone to have a chat, share your experiences and ask questions.
We’re looking for a small number of people to take part in our very first peer support sessions in February and March. We’ll be trialling both video meetings and telephone calls to see what works best for everyone. The pilot groups will likely involve three, hour-long meetings held over several weeks.
If you’d like to take part or find out more, please email Frances (Digital Support Coordinator at Glaucoma UK) at f.Ives@glaucoma.uk or call 01233 55 71 94
Glaucoma UK’s Board of Trustees is considering changing the charity’s membership model. The result would be that the trustees would become the only voting members.
The Board would continue to draw trustees from our membership and the people we support, and the charity would continue to provide opportunities for the people who use our services to influence how we deliver them.
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