Links to Other Useful Services

Services for Blind and Partially-Sighted People
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Action for Blind People provides practical and emotional advice and support across England to people who are blind or partially sighted and their friends and family

  • Local Support:
    The two organisations set up to help people with sight loss in our area are:

East Suffolk Association for the Blind

Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind

Another local organisation, Sensing Change, is a professionally-led practice that provides social work, rehabilitation and support to people with sight and hearing loss throughout Suffolk.

  • Guide Dogs:
    There are over 4,700 guide dog owners in the UK. If you are blind or partially sighted, a guide dog could change your life. Find out more on the Guide Dogs website.

 

  • Blind Veterans UK:
    Blind Veterans UK provides vital and free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support for blind and vision-impaired veterans, no matter when they served, or whether they lost their sight due to accident, age-related illness or in service.  They can also be contacted on 0800 389 7979.

 

  • Home Adaptations
    The Ultimate Guide to Adapting Your Home gives information on effective house adaptations to facilitate independent living for visually impaired people.  It also provides advice on funding and a link to other relevant resources.