Small charity week fires up VCHP
Monday 14th June marks the start of Small Charity Week and Vision Care for Homeless People is calling on optometrists to volunteer for occasional days testing in the Manchester and Leeds city centre clinics.
“We are a small charity but with over 100 volunteers helping out when all our clinics are running, we can provide a vital service to homeless people,” said David Brown, VCHP General Manager.
The phased re-opening has started with Leeds clinic already open and London’s Skylight returning this month. Preparations for Manchester are under way and Exeter, Birmingham, and Brighton will follow.
The clinics – which are generously supported by the optical community – are well equipped with diagnostic technology and PPE provision.
“We are preparing volunteers to return to clinic. We have a thorough risk assessment procedure and by working with our host centres are able to provide a safe as service as possible.
This is very rewarding for everyone – our patients really appreciate what we are doing and it is so worthwhile to make a tangible difference to someone’s life,” he added.
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