Harrogate and District Society for the Blind (HDSB)

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  • Address: Vision Support Centre, Russell Sergeant House, 23 East Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LF
  • Tel:01423 565 915
  • Email: enquiries@hdsb.org.uk
  • Web:www.hdsb.org.uk
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 10am - 4pm
    • Tuesday 10am - 4pm
    • Wednesday 10am - 4pm
    • Thursday 10am - 4pm
    • Friday 10am - 4pm

Map for Harrogate and District Society for the Blind (HDSB)

Organisation details


The Society has a social centre which is open five days a week. Activities include:
- programme of social activities and groups, including rambling and a young people's group
- resource centre with a range of daily living aids (open Tuesday to Friday, 10am to noon, plus afternoons by appointment)
- satellite clubs in Ripon (meets weekly) and Pateley Bridge (meets monthly)
- computer training: formal computer classes of 15 weeks for two hours a week in Guide or SupaNova software. Touch typing tutoring also available.
- counselling available: face-to-face sessions with open ended timescale (waiting list)
- home visiting and telephone befriending schemes
- hospital information service and ECLO at Harrogate District Hospital and Mowbray Square IVT Clinic
- counselling service for members of the society and their families
- organised day trips and Christmas lunch

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Hospital information
  • Assistive technology products
  • Everyday products
  • Art
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Bowls
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Computer skills

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  • This organisation was verified on 16 June 2015