Halifax Society For The Blind offers a range of sight loss support. Amongst the services and support they offer are the following:
Home Visiting Service – for people who want someone to come around visit them on a regular basis. There are many reasons why people like this option, and volunteers are matched with everyone who receives the service.
Technology and You support sessions – available to anybody seeking help with things like their phone, or something more technical or even clocks, radios and timers.
Sight Loss Information and Equipment Service – for people who need help to find ways of doing things differently. There are all sorts of helpful pieces of equipment and gadgets that can help people to continue doing things for themselves.
Social Groups and events – where people with sight loss can meet regularly, have a cuppa and chat, enjoy a quiz, and games. Groups include a ten-pin bowling group and an eating out group. All ages are catered for!
Training – they run training courses for adults with sight loss, and family members.
Engaging with the local community – including town planners, and where they believe they are making mistakes that will impact on their members, they campaign for changes!
Newsletter – they publish a quarterly newsletter in various formats
They provide these services to people living in the Calderdale area. Whilst they will ask about your sight loss registration, you do not have to have this officially registered to access their services. They also work closely with other professionals at Calderdale Council in local eye clinics.
Video – below is a video of a presentation Halifax Society for the Blind made to Disability Partnership Calderdale’s members in early 2020. It includes more details of the organisation’s history and the services they provide: