Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council - Visual Impairment

User rating: 5 stars

  • Address: Tameside MBC, Adult Services, Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 7SR
  • Tel:0161 342 2400
  • Web:www.tameside.gov.uk/
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 8.30am - 5pm
    • Tuesday 8.30am - 5pm
    • Wednesday 8.30am - 5pm
    • Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Friday 8.30am - 4pm

Map for Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council - Visual Impairment

Organisation details


The council can help anyone with a significant sight loss living in the Borough of Tameside and offers:

- assessment: a team of specialist rehabilitation and social workers who undertake a broad assessment of the practical, emotional and social needs of the individual, their families and carers.
- information
- rehabilitation skills: a fully equipped rehabilitation kitchen is available for the individual to develop daily living skills.
- low vision training, computers, braille, Moon, and mobility
- equipment: there is a large range of equipment and aids to try
- counselling support
- a range of groups: for example, an information group for newly diagnosed visually impaired people, a relaxation and meditation group, and a range of special interest and therapeutic groups
- awareness training: courses in awareness can be arranged for anyone working with visually impaired people.

Services offered:

  • Local authority social care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills

1 user review

  1. Pete Lumle

    7 February 2018

    User rating: 5 stars

    Telephoned for advice on an assessment for my daughters visual aids. Not only did they give advice but they set up a home visit to reassess my daughters needs. Excellent service, polite and very helpful. Thank you. Peter Lumley

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