Residents at our Liverpool home Speke House have been benefitting from better eyesight thanks to an initiative from local optician, Nightingale. 

Over the last six months (since summer 2016), Nightingale opticians have visited residents at Speke, carrying out eye tests on the premises and then supplying glasses for those who needed them – all without any charge. 

Around 20 residents have had consultations with Nightingale, including follow-up meetings to make sure glasses had the correct strength and the right fit. Launchpad’s Assistant Manager (Operations & Facilities), Gareth O'Neill, helped organise the visits and said: “We’re grateful for the support from Nightingale and would like to thank them for assisting us with residents’ eye care. Getting your eyes tested is something that you can sometimes put off but having the optician come to us has been really helpful. The Nightingale staff were great and everyone is really pleased with their new glasses.”

Image shows Speke House resident Grant Blackburn with his glasses