- Community Paediatrics, Child Development Centres
- Community Paediatrics
- Joint Functional Vision Clinic
- Low Vision Aid Service
- Glasgow Council Services
0141 201 5736/5735East Glasgow Bridgeton Child Development Centre 201 Abercromby Street Glasgow G40 2DA 0141 531 6650 South Glasgow Southbank Child Development Centre 207 Old Rutherglen Road Glasgow G5 ORE 0141 201 0922 West Glasgow The West Centre Children’s Community Health and Care 60 Kinfauns Dr Drumchapel Glasgow G15 7TS 0141 207 7100
Multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with suspected or confirmed developmental difficulties or disability. This includes assessment by a paediatrician, all of whom have had some training in visual impairment. Age range - Preschool age children. Referral from Health or Education Psychology professionals. Funding - NHS service - free to children. Additional Information - Specialist support regarding VI is provided to all Child Development Centres by a VI Team based at Woodside Health Centre (0141 201 5665). Children may be seen directly by a doctor from this team or jointly with the local paediatrician.
Service description - Assessment diagnosis and treatment of children with suspected or confirmed disability. For children with VI this will include assessment by a paediatrician, all of whom have some training in visual impairment. Age range 5 – 19 years old. Access to service - referral from Health or Education Psychology professionals Funding - NHS service – free to children and young people. Additional Information - Specialist VI Support is available to professionals from the VI team base at Woodside Child Development Centre (0141 201 5665)
Hospital Eye Services in Royal Hospital for Children and all adult hospitals
Ophthalmology Department atRoyal Hospital for Children - 0141 451 6577 Gartnavel General Hospital - main switchboard 0141 211 3000 Stobhill Hospital - main switchboard 0141 201 3000 Glasgow Royal Infirmary - main switchboard 0141 211 4000 Victoria Infirmary - main switchboard 0141 201 6000 Queen Elizabeth Hospital - main switchboard 0141 201 1100
Service Description: Includes Ophthalmology (eye doctor). Orthoptists (vision testing and eye movement). Optometrists (assess the need for glasses). Diagnose and manage all eye conditions in childhood. Age range RHC; 0 - 16 years old, Others - all ages. Access to service - referral from health professionals. Funding NHS service - free to children and young people.
Service description - Joint assessment of children’s vision by health and education professionals with provisional of advice on treatment, strategies and some equipment. Age Range - All ages ( 0-19 years). Access to Services - Health, education and social work visual impairment professionals. Funding - Initially funded through review of community eye care services funding. Free to children.
Visual Impairment Specialist NurseWoodside Health & Care Centre 891 Garscube Road Glasgow G20 7ER Tel 0141 210 5565/07787 835344
Service Description: Support to families of children with visual impairment- provision of information, provision of links to professionals and other families, help with play and communication. Age range : All ages (0-19) for mainly preschool. Access: Health Professionals and VI professionals. Funding: NHS Services - free to children
Service Description: Assessment of need for low vision aids and provision of appropriate aids identified. This includes various types of magnifiers for near vision and uniocular aids for distance vision. This is provided jointly with the Visual Impairment Teacher. Age range: All ages. Access to service - Referrals from Health professionals and visual Impairment Teachers. Funding: NHS service – free to children and young people but service does not provide large pieces of equipment e.g. CCTV but advice regarding these may be provided
Vision Assessment ClinicOphthalmology Department Royal Hospital for Children 1345 Govan Road Glasgow G51
Service description: Tertiary Assessment and advisory service provided by health specialists in the field of visual impairment. Age range 0-19 years old. Access to service: referral from health professionals and occasionally others by individual arrangement. Funding: NHS service - free to children
Visual Impairment ClinicRoyal Hospital for Children 1345 Govan Road Glasgow G51 Tel: Main Switchboard 0141 201 0000
Service description: Initial health and developmental assessment of children diagnosed with VI. Advice to parents and identification of inital services required. Age range: All ages 0-19 years old. Access to service: Consultant ophthalmologists and orthoptists from eye clinics. Funding: NHS services - free to children and young people.
Educational support for children with a visual impairment by a VI Teacher to allow access to education and the curriculum. Provision of advice to pupils, parents and schools on the needs of these children in terms of adapted materials, equipment and adaptation of teaching programmes and styles. Advice on the geographical layout and organisation within education (and the home for preschool children). Guidance on the use of specialist equipment e.g. LVAs, CCTV, specialist software and provision of materials in Braille and Moon.
Support is provided to preschool children and to those attending mainstream schools only. Age range - 0-19yrs.
Access to ServicesVisual Impairment Inclusion Support Service c/o Hazelwood School Dumbreck Court Glasgow G41 5DQ Tel: 0141 427 9334
Funding: Provided to all Glasgow residents and those children attending schools run by Glasgow City Council. Glasgow also funds placements at specialist VI schools/units elsewhere for those pupils where this is deemed necessary.Hazelwood School 50 Dumbreck Court Glasgow G41 5NH Contact Telephone Number 0141 427 9334
Service Description : Pupils who have a sensory impairment and learning difficulties, individual programmes in core areas of the curriculum , Braille, Moon, adapted or elaborated curriculum and resources, specialist support teachers and pupil support staff, input from mobility education, specialist ICT, support from other agencies – speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, massage therapy, equine therapy, play therapy, support for children and their families. Nursery, Primary and Secondary departments. Some pupils also have a physical disability and some have challenging behaviour.
An outreach service is also provided to support pupils with VI I ASL Schools across Glasgow.
Age range - Children and young people from 2 - 19 Access to service - Places in the School are allocated through referral by the Educational Psychologist. Funding: Local Authority Education Placement. Some children come from out of authority funded by their local Education Authority
Ashton School100 Avenue End Road Glasgow G33 3SW Contact Telephone Number 0141 774 3428
Description of services: School for Physically and Visually impaired pupils of Secondary school age. Access to suitably adapted curriculum and resources, Braille material, VI specialist support teacher and auxiliary staff, specialist ICT support, mobility education and support from other agencies.
Ashton is an ASN school for physically and / or visually impaired pupils run along mainstream secondary lines with all subject departments. Age range Young people aged between 11 – 18 years old. Access to service: Service is allocated through referral by the Educational Psychologist. Funding: Local Authority Education Placement. Some children come from out of authority funded by their local Education Authority.
Description of services: Unit for children of primary school age who are blind or severely visually impaired, access the mainstream curriculum, Braille adapted or elaborated curriculum and resources, specialist support teachers and pupil support staff, input from mobility education, specialist ICT, support from other agencies – speech and language therapy, bilingual support, PE specialist, support for families, parent support group
Pupils are fully included as pupils of DarnleyPrimary School. Some have other Additional Support Needs and may follow an individual programme in some areas. Age range: Primary age children from 5 - 12. Access to service: Places in the Unit are allocated through referral by the Educational Psychologist. Funding: Local Authority Education Placement. Some children come from out of authority funded by their local Education Authority.
Description of service: Unit for young people of secondary school age who are blind or severely visually impaired, access the mainstream curriculum, Braille, adapted or elaborated curriculum and resources, specialist support teachers and pupil support staff, input from mobility education, specialist ICT. Young people are fully included as pupils of Rosshall Secondary School and have full access to the mainstream curriculum. Age range: Pupils of secondary age 12 – 18. Access to service: Places in the Unit are allocated through referral by the Educational Psychologist. Funding: Local Authority Education Placement. Some children come from out of authority funded by their local Education Authority.
Glasgow Council ServicesVisual Impairment Team Social Work Services Centre for Sensory Impaired People 17 Gullane Street Glasgow G11 6AH
Service descrption: the Visual Impairment Team offers services to anyone with a severe visual impairment which affects their ability to manage day-to-day life.Assess child and family needs for relevant social services such as family or carer’s support, Provide or help obtain aids and equipment for visually impaired children which will maximise their independence, Ensure children are receiving appropriate welfare benefits, Refertchildren to other organisations which provided services such as respite or lesure activities. Age range: All ages. Access to service: Open access.
We operate a duty system where a worker is available Mondays to Wednesday from 1.00pm to 4.30pm and from 1.00pm to 3.30pm on Fridays. Referrals can be made in person, at the above address or by telephone and ask for the duty worker. Funding: Social work service are available to all Glasgow City Council residents. Some pieces of equipment may not be able to be funded directly.