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Swindon Visual Support Services

Welcome to the website for Swindon Visual Support Service. This website will give you information about what we do and who we can help as well as offering support to parents and carers of children and young people with visual impairment (VI).

What is Swindon Vision Support Service (SVSS)?

This service provides support to children and young people who are visually impaired (VI).

This service is available to anyone referred by Health and Education. If you are concerned about your child’s vision, see Referral for further advice.

The Vision Support Service is a team of professionals with expertise in visual impairment.

We are based in the Multi-Agency Unit at the Learning Complex at Uplands School but our service is provided in schools, pre-schools and homes within Swindon.

Katie Hewlett is responsible for the operational management of the team and running of the service. Katie is the Advisory Teacher for Visual Impairment.

Please click here to view our brochure.

Please click here to view our Courses, Staff Inset and Training Brochure 2015/16

The team consists of

 

 

Katie Hewlett

 

 

 

Advisory Teacher for Visual Impairment
khewlett@swindon.gov.uk 

 

 

Becky Tarling

 

Mobility Officer
btarling@swindon.gov.uk

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Kathy Tregelles

 

 

Teaching Assistant, Team leader for VI
Based at Gorse Hill Primary School

 

 

 

Karen Howells

 

Teaching Assistant for VI
Based at Lethbridge Primary School

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Alison Alcorn

 

 

Technician for VI

 

 

Sarah Lane

 

 

Teaching Assistant for VI
Based at Gorsehill and Lethbridge

Contact details:
Multi Agency Unit


The Learning Campus
Tadpole Lane
SWINDON
SN25 2NB

Admin Telephone Number: 07909 442940

Website: www.uplands.swindon.sch.uk

The team offers a variety of services including assessments, advice, home visits, one-to-one support in schools covering the variety of skills a child or young person needs to achieve their potential.

This support will include:

  • An assessment of the child or young person’s functional vision, followed by a report and verbal feedback
  • Advice and training to school staff   
  • Recommendation for specialist equipment, where needed
  • Monitoring the child or young person’s progress and identifying areas for further development
  • Direct teaching in braille
  • Assessment and training of mobility and independent living skills (habilitation)
  • Regular support meetings including liaison with other professional agencies

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Word icon Low Vision and Eye Clinics.

Word icon Habilitation.

Word icon Information about eye conditions.

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Word icon Contact Us.

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