A call for volunteers to support the local Vision Care for Homeless People clinic in Exeter has been made by MP Ben Bradshaw ahead of the site's reopenoing.

Bradshaw commented: ‘Sadly, the majority of homeless people have never had an eye examination and the charity finds that most of its clients do need glasses for distance and often for reading. Let’s see what we can do in Exeter to support the clinic. We need volunteers and fundraisers to make a very significant difference for many lives in 2022.’

Clinic manager Zoe Haigh explained that many volunteers moved away during the pandemic and it needed new optometrists to provide half a day each month to help homeless people.