LOFOB is the only organisation of the blind in the Western Cape that offers the combination of independence development services of its nature. As a result, we receive many referrals of blind children and blind adults living outside of the Cape Town area.
Our community and rural outreach programme is essential for delivering support to clients, community health centres and other rehabilitation professionals that cannot access our centre readily. We share our knowledge, experience and resources in areas across the Western Cape. We provide basic training with community health professionals, assessments and follow up with clients, low vision services, distributed assistive devices and process applications for cataract removals. Closer to home we conduct awareness sessions at schools, NGO’s, professionals such as community occupational therapists, ophthalmic nurses, social workers and doctors.