Bolton Society for Blind People

User rating: 5 stars

  • Address: The Sensory Centre at Thicketford, 336 Ainsworth Lane, Tonge Moor, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 2QL
  • Tel:01204 337 896
  • Email:
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 9am to 5pm
    • Tuesday 9am to 5pm
    • Wednesday 9am to 5pm
    • Thursday 9am to 5pm
    • Friday 9am to 5pm
    • Saturday 1pm to 8pm

    Please book for the Saturday Social Group.

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Organisation details


An independent charity providing support to blind and partially sighted people in the Bolton area. Activities and services include:
- Befriending service
- Braille group
- Counselling service
- Social group Saturday afternoon and evening
- Tea Afternoon, book group and arts group
- Rambling group
- Fully equipped IT suite offering Assistive Software training
- Volunteering opportunities for all
- Advice and guidance
- "Out of sight" physical activities project
- Organised trips and outings
- Visual Impairment Awareness training

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Employment advice
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Art
  • Music
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Other sports
  • Short breaks
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Shopping assistance
  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Library services
  • Book clubs

1 user review

  1. Glen Sheader

    19 August 2013

    User rating: 5 stars

    When I lost my sight in 2006 at the age of 22, BSBP offered me the chance to join in with social groups and speak to other visually impaired people. BSBP thenn provided me with the skills to find work by welcoming me as a volunteer. I was a Befriender, I offered administration support and I managed some small projects. Everyone involved in the charity is kind and caring, and it makes the experience warm and empowering.

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