Vision Care for Homeless People
One third of homeless people have never had their eyes tested and a further third haven’t for at least ten years. Without access to eyecare services and glasses, homeless people are less able to find accommodation, obtain and stay in employment, stay safe and enjoy everyday activities. Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) provides free eyecare services to homeless people through a team of volunteer optometrists, dramatically improving their quality of life. VCHP will use funding from The Fore to increase its reach from five clinics to eleven, meaning the organisation reaches an additional 1,200 patients per year and also pilot a new mobile service. Through these two initiatives VCHP will be able to expand its reach from 10% of all homeless people to over 40%.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2019 Autumn
Location: Yorkshire and Humberside, East Midlands, London, South East, South West
Sector: Housing and homelessness, Health and wellbeing