Henshaws Society for Blind People - Bolton

User rating: 5 stars

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Henshaws works with people of all ages, both children and adults, living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities. We’re here in the local community, supporting you to go beyond expectations through our -
- Information, advice and guidance on sight loss
- Regular friendship and support groups
- Gentle exercise classes
- Henshaws’ 6 week ‘Living with Sight Loss’ course
- One-to-one digital assessments and training
- Befriending and advocacy services
- VIAT (Visual Impairment Awareness Training)

Bolton Society for Blind People merged with Henshaws in April 2017.

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Employment advice
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Shopping assistance
  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Book clubs

1 user review

  1. Glen Sheader

    19 August 2013

    User rating: 5 stars

    When I lost my sight in 2006 at the age of 22, BSBP offered me the chance to join in with social groups and speak to other visually impaired people. BSBP thenn provided me with the skills to find work by welcoming me as a volunteer. I was a Befriender, I offered administration support and I managed some small projects. Everyone involved in the charity is kind and caring, and it makes the experience warm and empowering.

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