Blind Independence Greenwich (BIG)

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BIG is a charity that helps blind and partially sighted people in the Greenwich area, also including Blackheath, Kidbrooke, Charlton, Woolwich, Eltham, New Eltham, Plumstead, Abbey Wood and West Thamesmead.

BIG provides:
- social groups and events (including organised trips)
- benefits clinics
- visual awareness training to organisations
- a job search programme in cooperation with Royal London Society for the Blind to help blind people in the borough find employment and training opportunities
- befriending service which visits people in their own homes
- befrienders can also help with reading correspondence, and accompany people to hospital appointments.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Home visiting
  • Befriending

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  • This organisation was verified on 13 February 2017