Berkshire County Blind Society

Berkshire County Blind Society: Promoting and Enabling Independence for Visually Impaired People

Working with around 2,000 visually impaired children and adults to enable them to gain the skills and confidence they need to participate in and benefit from the wider community through a varied programme of activities, information sharing and support. Berkshire County Blind Society is trying to do something very simple - enabling visually impaired people to enjoy life to the full by ensuring them access to opportunities so many of us take for granted.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (202351)

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    Categories

  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)
  • OtherOther

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Working with visually impaired people of all ages, Berkshire County Blind Society offers a programme of activities and support ranging from home visits to day trips and holidays. Many visually impaired people feel isolated and lonely and can feel excluded from the community in which they live. Finding out about and accessing opportunities can be difficult for visually impaired people for whom transport can be an issue coupled with the anxiety that can be caused when planning to try something new. Berkshire County Blind Society's programme of support and activity can be the only opportunity for some visually impaired people to go out and socialise and can also offer carers (often family members) a chance to have some respite. Berkshire County Blind Society is trying to do something very simple - enabling visually impaired people are able to enjoy life to the full by ensuring them access to opportunities so many of us take for granted.

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