Karrie encouraged me to get the application forms for Attendance Allowance, a benefit I didn’t believe I would be entitled to. She helped me with the forms and gathering all the evidence and chased and challenged the DWP when things went wrong. The end result I got the full benefit so I can now pay someone to help me do all the things I have been wanting to do for years. I feel so much safer at home and better in myself
I truly appreciate the support you have given to me, you are great at what you do, I have gone from being ignored to getting a benefit that will make a huge difference to me
Thank you so much for your help, the form is horrible to fill in you have been so patient, I really think I would have given up without your support and guidance.
Croydon Vision brings people with sight loss together, it gives companionship. It changed my life!
Croydon VIsion made me feel welcome and part of a community. Gave good advice and answered questions.
Instead of standing still after sight loss diagnosis Croydon Vision allowed me to progress and move forward.
A big advantage is that I can talk to others in the same position and discover their solutions to a problem I may have. It’s important to be part of the association it makes me feel normal, as opposed to floundering in the outside world.
Croydon Vision made me feel welcome. I know I’m not alone (or feeling like it) with a sight problem.
I also have a chance to help others through volunteering.
I find out news of ‘eye’ developments.
There is a weekly recorded news of possible interest to more.
Croydon Vision has well organised activities, friendly helpful staff and Volunteers “Happy to Help”.
It’s a Good Friendly atmosphere.
Croydon Vision is very good at looking after and catering to my needs.
We are transported safely back and forth.
Lunches are very good and reasonably priced.
Overall a social and friendly environment.
When I came to my first lesson I was petrified of technology, during the first year my confidence grew and has continued to progress ever since.
Now I just want to learn more!