What are we working on?

Our Activity Club members have been very busy over the past few weeks. Can you guess what they are working on? All will be revealed at the end of August….

EYECAN Summer Lunch

On 16th June EYECAN’s social club members, staff and volunteers enjoyed a beautiful three course lunch in the Rosiere Suite at St. Brelade’s Bay Hotel, Jersey The event, which compensated for all the Christmas meals missed since 2019, was such a success that it looks set to become a fixture. Excellent food and sunshine are […]

Deafblind Awareness Week

Communication Isolation Sight or hearing loss can occur at any time but particularly as people get older. However, some people may experience a loss to both senses, which is termed, dual sensory loss. Individuals with dual sensory loss are greatly disadvantaged because they cannot compensate for hearing or sight loss with a sense that remains […]

Myopia Awareness Week 23rd to 27th May

Responding to increasing rates of short-sightedness in children, Eye specialists and EYECAN are working together to raise awareness of proactive measures to protect against myopia. Myopia, or shortsightedness, occurs when an image does not accurately focus on the back of the eye. Children who are short sighted typically have better near vision than distance vision […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 9th – 15th May

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If you struggled to use phones, email, or social media how would you maintain your contacts? Would public transport get you directly to your destination at a convenient time or would outings become too difficult to undertake with confidence? Would you persevere with your activities and engagements? Would you feel you had anything interesting to […]

Sight impairment in the workplace

For several years EYECAN have worked closely with RBC Wealth Management and employee Jenny Stafford to support her in the workplace. In this video, Jenny talks about the support that has been put in place and how that has enabled her to continue to work effectively.  

Jersey Tech Awards

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We are delighted to announce that EYECAN has been shortlisted for the Productivity award and the Public Sector/Charity award in this year’s Jersey Tech Awards. The annual Jersey Tech Awards are taking place on 25 March.

Sensory Loss Booklet

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A booklet providing carers and care providers with guidance about sensory loss was launched at the end of February. The booklet is the joint initiative of EYECAN and the Jersey Deaf Society but reflects collaboration with a wide range of local charities and Government services. Care providers throughout the island have been sent booklets, and […]

World Glaucoma week 6th – 12th March

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The symptoms of glaucoma can include: – Blurred / foggy vision – Seeing halos or rainbows of colour around lights bulbs – Sensitivity to glare – Poor night vision – Increased period of adjustment when moving between different light conditions – Loss of peripheral vision, resulting in difficulty locating objects and failure to notice things […]

EYECAN Newsletter – February 2022

Hello once again to all friends of EYECAN.  We hope you are keeping well, and that life is treating you kindly. I am very pleased to tell you that, despite the difficulties imposed on work routines by Covid, EYECAN’s efforts to ensure that everyone is supported have been rewarded by a steady influx of new […]