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Blind and Sight Impaired Society (BASIS)

User rating: 5 stars

Bradbury House, Witchards, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5BP
01268 522 817
Opening Times:
10am to 2pm
10am to 2pm
10am to 2pm
10am to 2pm
10am to 2pm

You are welcome to drop in for information, but if you need specific advice, we would advise you to make an appointment.

Map for Blind and Sight Impaired Society (BASIS)

Organisation details

The Blind and Sight Impaired Society (BASIS) was set up to assist people with sight loss to live independently whilst maintaining a good quality of life. This includes people with an acquired sight impairment, be it temporary or long term and those who have experienced a lifetime of sight loss. We also aim to raise the profile of visual impairment in the wider community.

Groups available:
- Audio Book Group
- Crafts Group
- Monthly Quiz
- Canvey Social group
- Billericay Keep fit

A resource centre and home visiting scheme for those who can't visit the centre is available.

Working in partnership with Essex Vision.

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Hospital information
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Art
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Large print transcription
  • Community transport
  • Library services
  • Book clubs

1 user review

Zoe D

User rating: 5 stars

Fantastic staff and so, so friendly with lots of knowledge!! Met one sight impaired volunteer and he was amazing too! (This was the first time I visited the centre!) Cannot wait to start taking my dad to regular groups and activities and get him meeting these amazing people !

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This organisation was verified on 26 January 2022

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