The role of the ROVI
What does ROVI stand for?
ROVI stands for: Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired
What does a ROVI do?
A ROVI will look at every aspect of a person’s everyday living that would be affected by sight. This could be from brushing your teeth to using a computer at work.
How long will a ROVI work with someone?
A ROVI will work with a person until all their objectives and goals are met. Their work is not time limited.
Does a person have to be registered to see a ROVI?
No. A ROVI will see anyone who has a serious sight problem that is not corrected by glasses.
How does someone get to see a ROVI?
There a few ways a person can access ROVI services.
- Through registration
- A referral from the eye clinic
- Another professional
Where are the ROVI’s?
There are 9 ROVI’s and Assistant ROVI’s in the County – covering the entire county.
How long will a person have to wait to be seen by a ROVI?
When a person goes on the ROVI waiting list, it is only a matter of weeks before a ROVI can visit.
What about someone with a Dual Sensory Loss?
Three of the team are qualified to complete a dual sensory loss assessment in line with The Care Act 2014.
Contact 01243 642121 to make a self referral.
Our team of Outreach Workers work closely in partnership with the ROVI’s to help deliver vital support and guidance to those living with sight loss in West Sussex.