Blind and Sight Impaired Society (BASIS)

User rating: 5 stars

  • Address: Bradbury House, Witchards, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5BP
  • Tel:01268 522 817
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 10am to 2pm
    • Tuesday 10am to 2pm
    • Wednesday 10am to 2pm
    • Thursday 10am to 2pm
    • Friday 10am to 2pm

    You are welcome to drop in for information, but if you need specific advice, we would advise you to make an appointment.

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Organisation details


The Blind and Sight Impaired Society (BASIS) was set up to assist people with sight loss to live independently whilst maintaining a good quality of life. This includes people with an acquired sight impairment, be it temporary or long term and those who have experienced a lifetime of sight loss. We also aim to raise the profile of visual impairment in the wider community.

Groups available:
- Audio Book Group
- Crafts Group
- Knitting Group (also known as Knit and Natter).
- Monthly Quiz
- Photography
- Ten Pin Bowling
- Tennis

A resource centre and home visiting scheme for those who can't visit the centre is available.

Working in partnership with Essex Vision.

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Hospital information
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Art
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Bowls
  • Other sports
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Community transport
  • Library services
  • Book clubs

1 user review

  1. Zoe D

    16 February 2018

    User rating: 5 stars

    Fantastic staff and so, so friendly with lots of knowledge!! Met one sight impaired volunteer and he was amazing too! (This was the first time I visited the centre!) Cannot wait to start taking my dad to regular groups and activities and get him meeting these amazing people !

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  • This organisation was verified on 7 February 2017