Walsall Society for the Blind is a local charity, providing information, support and friendship to people with sight loss living in the Borough of Walsall.
Founded in 1885, our user led approach has a long history of providing vital sight loss support across the Borough and excellent working relationships with key local stakeholders including Walsall Council and their Rehabilitation Team, local hospitals and ophthalmology clinicians, Eye Clinic Liaison Officers, the Talking News Federation and other sight loss support services.
- Registration: guiding you through the registration process and connecting you with other local sight loss support services.
- Community outreach: practical information and advice for adult, young people and families affected by visual impairment.
- Mental health and wellbeing support: friendship and guidance to help you to regain your independence and improve your wellbeing.
- Assistive technology: training sessions on everyday smart devices tailored to the needs of people with sight loss.
- Social activity centre: providing a variety of inclusive activities, peer support and day trips.
- Talking newspaper and magazine service: full of local news and stories which keep our sight loss community informed and engaged.
- Equipment and loans services: providing the opportunity for individuals to try out aids and adaptations to support independent living.
- We also provide transcription services and training sessions for local businesses to ensure that people with sight loss are well supported in workplaces, hospitals other settings across the Borough.
All of our services are provided free of charge and are available to anyone affected by sight loss in the Walsall area.
If you would like further information about our services please contact our Helpline.
With your support we can ensure that no one will face their sight loss journey alone.
HELPLINE NUMBER: 01922 627 683