Inverclyde


Community Paediatrics

Skylark Centre
Larkfield Road
Greenock

P16 0XN

Service description:  Multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis and treatment of children with suspected or confirmed developmental difficulty or disability. This includes assessment by a paediatrician , all of whom have some training in visual impairment. Age Range: 0 – 19 years. Access:  Open access, anyone can access this service. Funding:  NHS service – free to children

Hospital Eye Services in Yorkhill and all adult hospitals

Ophthalmoloty Deparment at

Royal Hospital for Children -  0141 451 6577
Gartnavel General Hospital - main switchboard 0141 211 3000
Royal Alexandra Hospital - main switchboard 0141 887 9111
Inverclyde Hosptial - main switchboard 01475 633777

 

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 services - free to children and young people    

Visual Impairment Specialist Nurse

Vision Service
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 (0-19 years) for maily preschool.  Access to service: Health professionals and VI professionals,  Funding:  NHS service - free to children. 

 

Joint Functional Vision Clinic

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 provision of advice on treatment, strategies and some equipment. Age range:   All ages ( 0-19 years). Access to Service:  Health, education and social work visual impairment professionals.

 Low Vision Aid Service

Low Vision Aid (LVA) Clinic
Eye Deparment
Gartnavel General Hospital
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 aids for distance vision.  Age range: All ages.  Access to service - referrals from Health professionals.  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.   
 

Low Vision Aid Service      

Low Vision Aid Clinic
Eye Department
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Corsebar Road
Paisley
PA2 9PN

0141 887 9111

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. Age range:  All ages. Access to service:  Referrals from Health professionals. 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 Asssessment Clinic, Fraser of Allander Neurosciences Unit

Ophthalmology Department
Royal Hospital for Children
Govan Road
Glasgow
G51
Tel: 0141 451 6577
 

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
Main swtchboard 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: 0-19 years old.  Access to service:  Consultant ophthalmologists from Yorkhill Hospital.  Funding:  NHS service - free to children and young people (this service will shsortly be expanded to cover referral from all hospitals across GGC).  

 

 

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). Gudance on the use of specialist equipment eg LVAs, CCTV, specialist software and provision of materials in Braille and Moon.

Age Range:  0-19yrs

Access to Service:  Referrals and enquiries should be made to:

Inverclyde Visual Impairment Services
St Stephen’s High School
Southfield Avenue
Port Glasgow
PA14 6PR

01475 715 339

 Funding:  Provided to all Inverclyde residents and those children attending schools run by Inverclyde Council.  Inverclyde also funds placements at specialist VI schools/units elsewhere for those pupils where this is deemed necessary.



Inverclyde Council Services                                     

Sensory Impairment Department

The Centre for Independent Living
10 – 16 Gibshill Road
Greenock
PA15 2UP
01475 714 350

Service description: Information and advise on visual impairment registration,Information of benefit entitlement,Provision of equipment in order to advance independence. Support and counselling. Assessment and provision of low vision aids. Age range:  All ages.

Access to service:  Referrals should be made to:

Jacquie MacIntyre
Assistant Service Manager
The Centre for Independent Living
10 – 16 Gibshill Road
Greenock
PA15 2UP

Funding:  Social work service are available to all Inverclyde residents.  Some pieces of equipment may not be able to be funded directly.

Peripatetic Teaching Service - Inverclyde

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 adaption of teaching programmes and styles.  Advice on the geographical layout and organistation within education ( and the home of preschool children).  Guidance on the use of specialist equipment eg LVAs, CCTV, specialist software and provision of materials in Braille and Moon.  Age range: 0-19 years old. 

Access to service: Referrals and enquires

Inverclyde Visual Impairment Services
Craigmarloch School
Kilmalcolm Road
Port Glasgow
PA14 6PP
Funding:  Provided to all Inverclyde residents and those children attending schools run by Inverclyde Council.  Inverclyde also funds placements at specialist VI schools/units elsewhere for those pupiles where this is deemed necessary.