Glasgow


Community Paediatrics, Child Development Centres (Preschool)

North Glasgow
William Street Clinic
120-130 William Street 
Glasgow
G3 8UR

0141 232 0403

 
East Glasgow
Bridgeton Child Development Centre
Bridgeton Health 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

Service description

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 Glenfarg Health Centre (0141 232 0403).  Children may be seen directly by a doctor from this team or jointly with the local paediatrician.

Community Paediatrics (School age)  

North Glasgow
School Health Service
Glenfarg Suite
William Street Clinic
120-130 William Street 
Glasgow
G3 8UR

Tel 0141 314 6257

 
 
 East Glasgow
School Health service
Bridgeton Health Centre
201 Abercromby Street
Glasgow
G40 2DA
0141 531 6650
 
South Glasgow
Southbank Child Centre
207 Old Rutherglen Road
Glasgow
G5 ORE
0141 201 0914
 
West Glasgow
The West Centre - Children’s Community Health and Care
60 Kinfauns Dr
Glasgow
G15 7TS
0141 207 7100
 

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 Glenfarg Health Centre (0141 232 0403)

Hospital Eye Services in Yorkhill and all adult hospitals

Ophthalmology Department at

Royal 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 - 13 years old,  Others - all ages.  Access to service - referral from health professionals.  Funding NHS service - free to children and young people.     

 

Joint Functional Vision Clinic    

Community Child Health Service
Glenfarg Suite
William Street Clinic
120-130 William Street 
Glasgow
G3 8UR

Tel 0141 314 6257

 

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 Nurse

Vision Services
Glenfarg Suite
William Street Clinic
120-130 William Street 
Glasgow
G3 8UR

Tel 0141 314 6257

 

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

 

Low Vision Aid Service     

Low Vision Aid (LVA) Clinic
Eye Department
GartnavelGeneralHospital
1053 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 0YN
Main switchboard 0141 211 3000
 

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 Clinic, Fraser of Allander Neurosciences Unit

Ophthalmology Department
Royal Hospital for Children
1345 Govean 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 Clinic

Royal 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. 

 

 

Education                   

Service Description

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 Services

Visual 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 School

100 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.

Darnley Primary

 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.

Rosshall Academy

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 Services          

Visual 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.