Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind

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  • Address: Vision Support Centre, 67/69 Cavendish Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1QD
  • Tel:01229 820 698
  • Fax:01229 826 064
  • Email:
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 9.30am to 5.00pm
    • Tuesday 9.30am to 5.00pm
    • Wednesday 9.30am to 5.00pm
    • Thursday 9.30am to 5.00pm
    • Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm
    • Saturday 9.30am to 4.30pm

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Organisation details


Our Vision Support Centre in Barrow-in-Furness is a drop-in service which offers advice on equipment to help with everyday life. A team of Welfare Officers offer information, home visits and referrals to other agencies. We provide emotional support, benefits and housing advice and social clubs and outings and activity groups. We also run Ostley House in Barrow-in-Furness, a residential home for older people with sight loss. We provide a fortnightly Talking Newspaper service and we run an Eye Clinic Liaison Service at Furness General Hospital.

Working in partnership with RNIB Advice service.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Equality advice
  • Grants and funding
  • Health and social care
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Trips and outings
  • Support groups
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Assistive technology training
  • Supported housing
  • Housing advice
  • Respite care
  • Library services
  • Organised holidays
  • Eye health advice

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  • This organisation was verified on 29 March 2016