Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB)

User rating: 5 stars

  • Address: 5 Mappin Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 4DT
  • Tel:0114 272 2757
  • Email:
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    For anybody who is unable to visit during our standard opening times please contact us and we will endeavour to make suitable arrangements with you.

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SRSB provides opportunity, support, friendship and services to blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield, helping them to achieve whatever they wish to do and whatever they aspire to be.

SRSB, who is working in partnership with RNIB Advice Service, has a wide range of services to meet the needs of children and adults of all ages. Our services improve our clients’ quality of life. We deliver these services primarily in the community, supported by the facilities at our Mappin Street Centre and Cairn Home.

SRSB supports over 3,300 visually impaired people in Sheffield and in excess of 300 people access the services within our Mappin Street Centre each week. Our residential care home, Cairn Home cares for up to 30 people. In addition we are able to offer some support for people from outside Sheffield if they are able to visit us at our Mappin Street Centre.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Equality advice
  • Volunteering
  • Employment advice
  • Business advice
  • Health and social care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Art
  • Music
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Bowls
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Shopping assistance
  • Learning braille
  • Learning Moon
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Tactile transcription
  • Moon transcription
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Community transport
  • Supported housing
  • Housing advice
  • Respite care
  • Library services
  • Book clubs
  • Organised holidays
  • Eye health advice

1 user review

  1. Leslie Gilby

    18 April 2015

    User rating: 5 stars

    I am writing on behalf of my mother who has been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration. We contacted this organisation after reccommendation by a friend who also belongs to this society. The SRSB's respone has been superb. They came within 2 weeks to see us at home, and were so warm and reassuring they allayed my mothers fears. The help they offered was second to none. She now attends many of their activities and has made many new friends. It has changed her life. Thanks Peter.

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