BIRMINGHAM CALLS ON HELP FOR HOMELESS

BIRMINGHAM CALLS ON HELP FOR HOMELESS

Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP), in partnership with The Salvation Army’s William Booth Centre, is inviting optometrists, dispensing opticians, optical support staff and optometry students to come along to the Birmingham clinic to find out about volunteering to help.

On Monday 15 March the Centre will open its doors between 6-8pm for local optical people to see what the clinic is all about.  Located within The Salvation Army residential centre in Shadwell Street, Birmingham, it is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has considered volunteering to find out more.

“There is an enormous demand for the care that we are providing in the community, particularly as the recession bites and more vulnerable people are finding themselves homeless.  The service that we are providing, in a centre where homeless people feel at ease, is vital,” said Elaine Styles, VCHP Chair.

Other volunteers and trustees of VCHP will be present to answer questions and to show off the facilities of the clinic and consulting room.

To find out more call: 020 8356 6532