As an umbrella organisation SCOVI works to link and support statutory and voluntary services for and of visually impaired people in Scotland.
Our mission is for blind and partially-sighted people throughout Scotland to lead independent and included lives.
Our activities include
- Promoting the activities, services, campaigns and research of our members through our website, e-bulletin, social media, networks and events.
- Co-ordinating regular meetings of practitioners, managers, decision-makers and others with an interest in visual impairment to encourage networking, policy awareness, collaboration, information-sharing and evidence-informed practice.
- Supporting learning and awareness of our members through an annual conference, other learning events, information briefings and signposting to sources of support, development, funding and good practice models.
- Consulting with our members and representing identified issues in engagement with local and national government and the wider disability, health and social care and equality and human rights sectors.