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Annual Report 2013-2014 for Children's Visual Impairment Services Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The report outlines the services provided in collaboration between health, education, social work and the voluntary sector across Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board and the six local  authorities it covers. The report details the progress made and proposed future developments.  This years report also contains a review of the progress made over the past six years since the Community eyecare funding was released by Scottish Government.

Confessions of a Blind Mother

Last week I did something I'd never dared do before. I took my children to London on my own. This might not seem like a big deal. Other mothers I know are always taking their kids out on days out, to parties, on shopping trips or to the swimming pool. But I have always found being alone with my children in public stressful and difficult.

Blind Mums Connecting Up

A new group called Blind Mums Connect has been created to provide a link for visually impaired mums from all over the UK, sharing information and supporting one another.

There are groups and get togethers to enable mums to share experiences and swap practical tips, from feeding your baby and choosing a suitable carrier or buggy, to dealing with schools and homework.  

Get on the Rollercoaster grandma !

When I discovered I was to become a Grandma I was surprised and probably more than a bit shocked. I instantly became worried, my baby – a baby - well that’s where the rollercoaster ride began ! ! ! I was of course delighted about the baby but worried for my baby. I have been there, done that and worn the T-shirt 3 times so I know what a difficult road it can be. My daughter was very young, only 17 at the time but she managed to do what had to be done, all by herself as I lived in Spain at the time.

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