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Blackburn and District Blind Society

Unit A, Suite 4, Cobham House, Wilkinson Way, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2EE
01254 698 683
Opening Times:

Office is staffed most mornings, but please ring 01254 698683 to confirm or to arrange an appointment.

Map for Blackburn and District Blind Society

Organisation details

We are a local society providing a number of services that support people in the community who are partially sighted, blind and may often have other disabilities. Services include:

- a telephone befriending service providing weekly telephone calls to people with a visual impairment who may be isolated or lonely. Home visits also available.
- information, advice and signposting for people, their families and carers to appropriate support services.
- official agents for British Wireless for the Blind.
- a range of equipment and daily living aids available to purchase.
- loan of Perkins Braille machines to registered individuals.
- Vision Loss Support (VLS) sessions to provide advice and information for people with sight loss, their family and carers.
- the Blackburn and District Talking Newspaper and Talking Magazine.
- coffee mornings on the 4th Thursday in the month.
- computers for training or use by members.
- events and outings for members.

Services offered:

  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Audio transcription
  • Travel training
  • Eye health advice

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This organisation was verified on 16 October 2017

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