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Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind

Address:
Vision Support Centre, 67/69 Cavendish Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1QD
Tel:
01229 440 556
Fax:
01229 826 064
Opening Times:
Monday
9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday
9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday
9.30am to 5pm
Thursday
9.30am to 5pm
Friday
9.30am to 5pm
Saturday
9.30am to 4.30pm

Map for Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind

Organisation details

The Vision Support Centre in Barrow-in-Furness is a drop-in service which offers advice on equipment to help with everyday life.

A team of Welfare Officers offer information, home visits and referrals to other agencies and provide emotional support, benefits and housing advice.

They have a social club and hold outings and activity groups and provide a fortnightly Talking Newspaper service.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Grants and funding
  • Health and social care
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Trips and outings
  • Support groups
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Assistive technology training
  • Supported housing
  • Housing advice
  • Respite care
  • Library services
  • Organised holidays

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This organisation was verified on 7 March 2018

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