Bournemouth Blind Society

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  • Address: 5 Victoria Park Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 2RB
  • Tel:01202 546 644
  • Fax:01202 519 006
  • Email: info@bournemouthblindsociety.uk
  • Web:www.bournemouthblindsociety.uk
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Tuesday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Wednesday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Thursday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Friday 9am - 4.30pm

    Resource Centre open 10am - 1pm Monday to Friday.

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Description

The Society provides services to blind and partially sighted people in Bournemouth and the surrounding area including:
- Sight and Hearing Resource Centre offering demonstration and loan of equipment which can then be ordered and purchased
- emotional support: one-to-one counselling sessions available to people with sight loss as well as their family and carers, home or office based, as appropriate
- befriending (for those unable to visit the centre)
- Community Support
- trained 'My Guide' team
- Tuesday Café (drop in between 10.30 and 12.30 for a cooked breakfast or, once a month, a roast lunch)
- activity centre with varied programme of events
- walking and archery groups
- outings and offsite activities
- minibus transport available to/from the centre
- audio library
- transcription service to tape, CD, MP3, large print and Braille
- regular newsletter
- sight awareness training

Services offered:

  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Art
  • Music
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription

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  • This organisation was verified on 29 March 2016