Walsall Society for the Blind

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  • Address: Hawley House, 11 Hatherton Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1XS
  • Tel:01922 627 683
  • Email: hawleyhouse@wsftb.co.uk
  • Web:www.walsallblind.org
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Tuesday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Wednesday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Thursday 9am - 4.30pm
    • Friday 9am - 4.30pm

    Closed on bank holidays.

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Description

The Society carries out its activities throughout the Borough of Walsall and has a well-established working relationship with the Walsall Social Services Department including the Sensory Support Team.

Hawley House is a purpose-planned centre for blind and partially sighted people containing facilities and resources applicable to visual impairment. Advice, information, assistance and services are primarily available to all blind and partially sighted persons and their families and carers, resident in the Walsall Borough, but not to the exclusion of other persons with a sight problem who may not be registered.

Provides the following services:

- Social Activities Centre including days out, arts,crafts,quizzes and bingo
- Benefits, Aids, Equipment and Adaptations information
- Talking Newspapers and Magazines
- Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
- Community Team
- Registration Service
- Engagement Officer
- Befriending Service
- Assistive Tech Group
- Macular Support Group

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Equality advice
  • Volunteering
  • Hospital information
  • Talking newspapers
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Learning braille
  • Learning Moon
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Moon transcription
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Community transport
  • Housing advice
  • Library services
  • Organised holidays
  • Eye health advice

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  • This organisation was verified on 21 April 2016