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Wakefield District Sight Aid

Address:
Parkside Centre, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2PN
Tel:
01924 215 555
Opening Times:
Monday
9.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday
9.30am - 1.30pm
Wednesday
9.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday
9.30am - 1.30pm

Thursday hours are for telephone support only.

Map for Wakefield District Sight Aid

Organisation details

Local charity providing support to all adult visually impaired people, their families, carers and sight care professionals across the Wakefield district. Helps those affected by sight impairment to improve their confidence and independence through :

- Advice and support (by phone or at the office)
- Home visits to assess for, provide, and advise on the use of certain safety equipment
- Regular Equipment Demonstration and Advice events
- Referrals for Talking Newspapers and Talking Books
- Administration of British Wireless for the Blind Fund equipment
- Campaigning and awareness raising on sight loss related matters
- Community outreach work to reduce social isolation (e.g. day trips, coffee mornings)
- Befriending services (in person and by phone)
- Quarterly newsletter in a variety of formats
- Signposting to other services and sources of support
- Partnerships with relevant organisations locally and nationally

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Everyday products
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Support groups
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Everyday living skills

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This organisation was verified on 24 April 2018

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