South Lincolnshire Blind Society (Grantham)

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Description

The South Lincolnshire Blind Society was formed in March 2006 by the merger of the Boston and South Holland Blind Society and Kesteven Blind Society.

Activities:
- RNIB Talking Book Service, contact with local Talking Newspaper
- agent of British Wireless for the Blind Fund
- aids and equipment to purchase, rent or borrow
- information and advice on all subjects relevant to visual problems
- social clubs, including trips and outings; minibus transport
- quarterly newsletter in braille, tape, print as required
- home visiting in some areas
- leaflets on eye conditions and other relevant literature
- referral to Guide Dogs
- contact with Lincolnshire Sensory Services
- 1Rehab & 3 Sight Impairment officers making home visits to assess clients' needs
- large meeting room; technology room
- visual impairment awareness training.

The Society also runs an information desk at Grantham and District General Hospital & Johnson Hospital, Spalding.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Equality advice
  • Volunteering
  • Employment advice
  • Health and social care
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Library services
  • Book clubs
  • Organised holidays
  • Eye health advice

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  • This organisation was verified on 6 June 2016