IRIS is a local charity established by local visually impaired people dedicated to achieve Independence and Rehabilitation for those with Impaired Sight. Sight loss can be challenging, and people will deal with it in many different ways. Our approach at IRIS is to understand this, to reflect this in our person-centred approach, and to work with you so that you can face the future with some confidence.
Access to low vision services for those with enduring sight loss
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Located at: IRIS Vision Cheshire, 14 Chapel Street, Crewe, CW2 7DQ (open 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Thursday).
The new name for Cheshire Centre for Independent Living.
We are Disability Positive. We help people to live well. We know it matters, because we live with disability and long-term health conditions too.
Our range of services are here to make your life easier if you receive a direct payment, employ a personal assistant or have care and support needs.
In the autumn of 2021 we launched our new counselling and befriending service. Do you need support to manage your mental health and stay well?
Our Twitter feed is kept right up-to-date…
There are so many different ways you can volunteer with us but however you do it, you’ll benefit from role specific training, gaining new skills and making an important and valued contribution to our work. We are always happy to hear from talented people who might be able to help us. The first step is to find out more here.
Registered Charity No: 1091744
If you’re returning from hospital, we make sure you have everything you need for your first days back at home.
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The Red Cross services are based around all the local hospitals. Our friendly, caring teams provide free, confidential and practical support to people in the first few weeks after discharge from hospital or after an illness. Staff and volunteers visit people in thier own homes to help them regain their confidence and get back to normal life. We can also offer support to carers who may need a few hours’ break to meet friends or go shopping.
Please call 01270 255141 ext 2789 or email: Leightonsupportathome@redcross.org.uk
We also operate AccessEquip which provides transport for people who are unable to travel to an independent living centre or retail shop to select equipment due to restricted mobility or lack of transport.
This service covers Nantwich and the surrounding rural areas, provided they are within the Cheshire East boundary. For help with accessing equipment please contact us:
We’re here to challenge ageism and discrimination and tackle the inequalities that exist in older age. We will focus our resources on the critical areas of health and care, loneliness and poverty and concentrate our efforts where we will have the greatest impact and reach.
Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility, bereavement and more….
With older people at the heart of everything we do, we want to share with you, our friends and supporters, our campaign work as we strive to make the United Kingdom a better place in which to grow old.