Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind (HRVAB)

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Provides help in a wide variety of ways for visually impaired people living in the Borough of Hastings and Rother district. There are a wide range of clubs in operation during the week, covering everything from arts and crafts, to keep fit, social activities and sports clubs. The Association also has a rest home, Healey House.

The John Taplin Day Centre, provides meals, chiropody, physiotherapy, hairdressing, entertainment, outings and a wide range of activities. Transport is provided and the centre is open from 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.

Other services:
- information desk at Conquest Hospital
- membership scheme
- talking newspapers and books
- sight awareness training
- training; health and well-being, low vision aids, safety in the home, kitchen aids, mobility
- Computer Bytes training (an introduction to computers and software)
- agents for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
- Resource Centre

Services offered:

  • Hospital information
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Loan equipment
  • Everyday products
  • Art
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Community advice
  • Computer skills
  • Library services

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  • This organisation was verified on 15 February 2017