Visual Impairment North East (VINE)
- Address: The Fred Hodson Suite, Pearey House, Preston Park, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 9JR
- Tel:0191 257 9026
- Email: email@example.com
- Opening times:
Map for Visual Impairment North East (VINE)
VINE is a regional grant-making charity whose funds are raised by the production and sale of simulation spectacles (sim-specs). Members are mainly professionals and those working in the field of visual disability.
The sim-specs give an idea of what it is like to have various eye conditions and they can be bought individually or as a package. A DVD is also available to accompany the sim-specs.
VINE also produces a directory of useful services to blind and partially sighted people in the North East.
VINE arrange quarterly regional meetings. They also consider and give out grants of up to £500 twice a year (March and October) for the purpose of helping people to lead a more fulfilling life.
- Grants and funding
1 user review
21 December 2015
Although now retired, I used to work for a local charity to advise/assist disabled people for 22 years. Over this time I used the Simulation 'specs' to demonstrate the difficulties faced by visually impaired people to great effect with carers, children and local councillors. I applaud the work done by VINE.
This organisation was verified on 21 October 2015