How could digital technology help you manage day to day if you have sight loss?

Healthwatch Wandsworth, Katherine Low Settlement, Age UK Wandsworth and Wandsworth Council have teamed up and are working with lots of organisations to try and answer this question on 20th September at the Gwynneth Morgan Day Centre 11:00 – 13:00.

During National Eye Health Week, go along to the first of two workshops if you are affected by sight loss and want to know more. The workshop will explore with you what digital technology can or could do to enhance lives and making sure that people can get technology to work for them.

At this event the aim is to look at some existing technical solutions. For example, the Sensory Impairment Team and Alcove will be showing how they can help with things like Care Phones for video calls, Amazon Echoes that can help with reminders, smart doorbells, smart plugs, and smart devices which can help automate routines. Abilitynet will also attend to talk about their free online resources and a network of over 300 community-based volunteers who help individuals with any disability, of any age, to use all kinds of digital technology.

Book a free place

To attend please call to book your free place on 020 8877 8947 or email [email protected]

Tuesday 20 September, 11:00am – 13:00pm

Venue: Age UK Wandsworth
Gwynneth Morgan Day Centre
52 East Hill
SW18 2HJ
020 8877 8947

The workshop coincides with this year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) which will take place from 19 to 25 September 2022. It reminds people why vision matters and inspires the public to be ‘eye aware’ as it shares advice about the important habits we should all follow to keep our eyes and vision healthy, including spending time outdoors, being screen smart, eating a healthy diet, being active and having regular eye tests. For more information visit



Healthwatch Wandsworth is the independent champion for people who use health and social care services in Wandsworth. They’re here to make sure that those running services put people at the heart of care. 

Their purpose is to understand the needs, experiences and concerns of people who use health and social care services and to speak out on their behalf. They work to get services right for the future.

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Call: 020 8516 7767 between 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday.
Email: [email protected]
Post: Healthwatch Wandsworth, 3rd Floor Trident Business Centre, 89 Bickersteth Road, Tooting, SW17 9SH.


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Sarah Cook, Healthwatch Wandsworth Manager
[email protected], 020 8516 7785.

Notes to editors:

About Healthwatch Wandsworth

Healthwatch Wandsworth is the borough’s independent health and social care champion. It exists to ensure that people are at the heart of care. Our staff and volunteers listen to what people like about local health and social care services, and what could be improved. These views are then shared with the decision-making organisations, so together a real difference can be made.

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About Katherine Low Settlement

Katherine Low Settlement is a much-loved, busy charity that has been at the heart of the community in Battersea, South West London, since 1924.

With a few staff and a lot of volunteers, we run a range of our own community services, we campaign for social change and we incubate and support other charities and social businesses to thrive.

Our building is used for community activities and events by over 500 people a week. We support children, young people and their families, older people, women and refugees and newly-arrived communities.

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