How should a sight loss adviser be funded and who should it be funded by?
Sight loss advisers are crucial in ensuring that patients don’t feel isolated and without support. In addition, recent research has revealed that sight loss advisers create significant financial savings for health and social care budgets with every £1 invested in the service delivering a return of £10.57.
As such, we believe that they should be paid for by health and social care services - i.e. the NHS and local authorities. This already happens in many parts of the UK, for example across Northern Ireland, and in parts of England, Wales and Scotland.