Herts Vision Loss

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  • Address: The Woodside Centre, The Commons, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 4SE
  • Tel:01707 324 680
  • Email: office@hertsvisionloss.org.uk
  • Web:hertsvisionloss.org.uk
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 10am - 4pm
    • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
    • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
    • Thursday 10am - 4pm
    • Friday 10am - 4pm

    We welcome customers to make a prior appointment by telephoning our Sightline on 01707 324680.

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Description

Herts Vision Loss aims to serve the estimated 36,000 people in Hertfordshire living with vision loss in 2016.

We offer the following services:
- Home visits and befriending
- Eye clinic information and support
- A resource centre and Sight Information Points
- Our Ears for Eyes counselling service for people experiencing vision loss
- ‘Sightline’ our telephone information service which answers questions and offers advice about sight loss
- An advocacy service for people with vision loss to help them get their voice heard
- We visit schools and groups to raise awareness of sight loss and talk about our work
- We facilitate social groups around Herts

Our mission is to empower the people of Hertfordshire with a visual impairment; to increase independence and reduce social isolation. We are Hertfordshire's leading independent charity supporting visually-impaired people.

Was previously known as The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind (HSB).

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Employment advice
  • Hospital information
  • Low vision services
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Audio products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Other sports
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Everyday living skills
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Form fill service

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  • This organisation was verified on 24 July 2017