Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind

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  • Address: 8 Foyle Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1LB
  • Tel:0191 567 3939
  • Email:
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 9.30am - 3pm
    • Tuesday 9.30am - 3pm
    • Wednesday 9.30am - 3pm
    • Thursday 9.30am - 3pm
    • Friday 9.30am - 3pm

Map for Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind

Organisation details


An independent charity that supports blind and partially people in the Sunderland and County Durham areas. Services include:
- a resource centre stocking a range of specialist equipment for sale, as well as catalogues from other companies and suppliers of useful products for people with sight loss
- computing mentoring and technology support, providing training on using various access technology software packages.
- a gardening group
- audio book library
- social clubs including a monthly Macular Support Group
- Agents for the Wireless for the Blind Fund.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Volunteering
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Trips and outings
  • Bowls
  • Support groups
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Eye health advice

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  • This organisation was verified on 25 September 2017