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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


The 'Sight Loss is not Life Loss' project was funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It aimed to help people with sight loss to achieve greater independence, to reduce social isolation and to have greater access to information, advice, support and specialist equipment. The aim of the proposed research was to provide an evaluation of the 'Sight Loss is not Life Loss' project with a focus on achievement of outputs, outcomes and client satisfaction.

Southampton Sight provided a range of services, support and advice to visually impaired people, and their families and carers. Services included information, advice and guidance, a resource centre, a newsletter, a talking library, social and leisure activities, a family activity group, a toy library, a carers support group and support services.

Sight loss is not life loss: Evaluation for Southampton Sight

The Cambridge Centre for Housing and Planning Research at the University of Cambridge has undertaken an independent evaluation of the Sight Loss is not Life Loss project. The evaluation found that the project is helping to reduce social isolation and to support people in maintaining their independence.

CCHPR Contact


Southampton Sight

Project Start Date

5th June 2014