“Being involved in Beacon Centres Bridges Programme has given me a huge boost in confidence along with a renewed purpose in life.

Through Bridges I am meeting new people with similar issues and feel that I am not only developing my own skills and ability but also helping others”

Geoff was our first fully signed up Bridges participant back in October 2016. Geoff came to us at a low point in his life having previously been self-employed and fiercely independent, after a number of various life events and the deterioration in his sight Geoff had hit rock bottom and was in need of support & guidance.

Since signing up for Bridges Geoff has been involved in a number of bridges activities such as completing weekly touch typing sessions, taken part in a team building day which included heading up a Dragons Den team and he is about to take part in a get into cooking course. Geoff is now beginning to get back some of the confidence and motivation he had lost and is now starting to plan for his future with a possible relocation on the horizon.

Through his Bridges involvement Geoff is also now a registered volunteer with Beacon Centre after learning more about the services we provide for visually impaired people, he is involved with our link line project making weekly phone calls to those isolated in the community.