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Walthew House

Address:
112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 6QS
Tel:
0161 480 2612
Fax:
0161 477 4441
Opening Times:
Monday
9am - 4pm
Tuesday
9am - 4pm
Wednesday
9am - 4pm
Thursday
9am - 4pm
Friday
9am - 4pm

Resource centre by appointment Monday - Friday, 10am - 2.30pm, please call 0161 480 2612 to book an appointment.

Map for Walthew House

Organisation details

Walthew House is a charity that supports people in Stockport who have sight loss or hearing loss or both.

Services:
- help desk open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm, providing information and advice
- range of classes and activities including craft, chair based exercise and social groups, lunch club, steelband, handbells, computers
- braille tuition
- braille and audio transcription
- social groups for deaf people on Thursdays from 10am and Fridays from 7.30pm
- youth group (under 18s) Fridays 6.00pm - 7.30pm
- Stockport Talking Newspaper
- regular newsletter
- agent for the British Wireless for the Blind Fund
- computer training: volunteers do one-on-one training with Jaws and Supernova software for people in Stockport Borough (cost is £1.50 for each hourly session)
- resource centre
- emotional support and a professional counselling service is available to people with sight loss

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Low vision aids
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Art
  • Music
  • Clubs and classes
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Learning braille
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription

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This organisation was verified on 13 July 2016

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