Retina UK COVID-19 response
Posted on: Tuesday 17 March 2020
During these uncertain times, the health and wellbeing of our community is our upmost priority at Retina UK. In light of Government guidance we have made the difficult decision to cancel all our Local Peer Support Group meetings until further notice, and also our Information Days in Reading, Cardiff and Manchester.
We will continue to deliver our charity’s activities, including providing information and support services to those affected by inherited sight loss over the phone and online. This includes:
- Telephone and email helpline. This service is available Monday to Friday 9.30am-9.30pm on 0845 123 2354* and helpline@RetinaUK.org.uk (*calls cost 2ppm plus your network’s access charge).
- Talk and Support service. This is available for those who would like to arrange a regular chat. To find out more, please email services@RetinaUK.org.uk or phone our helpline.
- Online support groups. We have an active, friendly and supportive online community www.RetinaUK.org.uk/information-support/online-information-support/
We have published a list of useful links under the categories of Isolating safely, Maintaining access to food and medication, Protecting your mental health and Continuing communication and social connections.
I know many of you were planning to support us with fundraising activities in 2020, some of which will be cancelled or postponed because of the advice around COVID-19, and that this will be disappointing. However, if you wish to, there are ways you can continue to support the vital research we fund, and our information and support services. These include:
Keep safe, please remember we are here to support you, and thank you for your continued support.
Chief Executive, Retina UK