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Guernsey Blind Association (GBA)

Address:
Le Four Cabot, Rue de la Boullerie, St Andrews, Guernsey, Channel Islands, GY6 8XE
Tel:
01481 236 933
Fax:
01481 236 932
Opening Times:
Monday
9am - 12pm
Tuesday
9am - 12pm
Wednesday
9am - 12pm
Thursday
9am - 12pm
Friday
9am -1 2pm

The resource centre is open from 8am - 11am, Monday to Friday. Appointments outside these hours are available by prior request or home visits.

Map for Guernsey Blind Association (GBA)

Organisation details

The Guernsey Blind Association is a local charity providing support for visually impaired people living in the Bailiwick of Guernsey. The charity's aim is to enable VI people to maintain independent living skills at home and in the workplace.
GBA offers the following resources, information and activities:

- a resource centre selling up-to-date equipment
- a weekly Social meeting held on Thursdays with activities such as bingo, knitting, handcrafts, music and catching up with friends
- a weekly audio news tape
- a 'listening for pleasure' audio library including the loan of cassette players
- Financial assistance towards the cost of eye examinations and new glasses
- home visits
- promoting educational and social activities
- providing emotional and practical support to local visually impaired people

Services offered:

  • Health and social care
  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Bowls
  • Support groups
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Everyday living skills

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This organisation was verified on 13 March 2018