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Newcastle Vision Support

User rating: 5 stars

Address:
3rd Floor, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 8XS
Tel:
0191 232 7292
Fax:
0191 233 0419
Opening Times:
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
9-30am - 4pm
Wednesday
9-30am - 4pm
Thursday
9-30am - 4pm
Friday
9-30am - 4pm

Map for Newcastle Vision Support

Organisation details

Services offered:
- visual awareness training
- up-to-date information on equipment, particularly CCTVs and other reading aids
- free quarterly newsletter available in different formats
- home visiting service
- ring round service
- braille classes
- computer training
- transcription service
- social groups
- activity and hobby groups
- specialist information service
- older people empowerment activities

From mid-January Newcastle Vision Support will be offering benefits advice.

We offer a focal point for visually impaired people in Newcastle from which they can seek assistance, contacts, and a range of support, information and services. We aim to keep up with developments in services and support as far as funding allows.

Was previously known as Newcastle Society for Blind People (NSBP).

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Volunteering
  • Assistive technology products
  • Loan equipment
  • Everyday products
  • Art
  • Music
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Support groups
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Form fill service
  • Benefit checks

2 user reviews

Davie Doyle

User rating: 5 stars

I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THE SOCIETY. THEY HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP.

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Davie Doyle

User rating: 5 stars

FIRST CLASS SERVICE , FACILITIES ARE GREAT. STAFF WELCOMING AND HELPFUL.

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This organisation was verified on 6 March 2018

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