Kingston upon Thames Association for the Blind

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The Association was established to promote the welfare of the blind and partially sighted residents in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

The Association acts as the coordinating body for social clubs within the Borough such as:

- Kingston Macular Disease Support Group
- Eye Contact Group
- New Malden Blind Club
- Surbiton Club for the Blind
- Social Eyes Blind Club.

The Association is able to make grants available to visually impaired people who live in the borough for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from the purchase of special equipment to help with the cost of holidays

They also offer a weekly talking newspaper and an Eye Buddy Scheme that matches volunteers with blind and partially sighted people to help them with everyday tasks such as reading letters, making tea and some short trips.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Grants and funding
  • Volunteering
  • Talking newspapers
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Bowls
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Home visiting
  • Community advice
  • Befriending

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  • This organisation was verified on 20 March 2018