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Action For Blind People

http://www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/
14-16 Verney Road
London
SE16 3DZ
Tel: 02076354800
Fax: 02076354900
Email: info@actionforblindpeople.org.uk

Information & Advice Service National Helpline: 0800 915 4666

www.theava.net
c/o Prof Tom Troscianko
Dept of Experimental Psychology
University of Bristol
8 Woodland Road
Bristol
BS8 1TN
Tel: 0117 9288565
Fax: 0117 9288588
Email: Tom.Troscianko@bristol.ac.uk

www.aco.uk.net/
Tel: Tel: 01707 651 777
Fax: Fax: 01707 660 477
Email: info@aco.uk.net

ABPT

http://www.piano-tuners.org/
31 Wyre Crescent
Lynwood
Darwen
Lancashire
BB3 0JG
Tel: 0844 7361976
Fax: 01254 773158
Email: abpt@uk-piano.org

http://www.blindcatholics.org.uk/
Paul Questier
Mayfield
58 Oakwood Rd
Horley
Surrey
RH6 7BU
Tel: 01293 772104


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http://www.bbact.org.uk/
BBACT Projects and Administration Manager
29 Quantock Rise
Shepshed
Leicestershire
LE12 9JR
Tel: 0845 0450696
Email: info@bbact.org.uk

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http://www.bdan.org.uk/

BDAN is a local charity that records Bedford 's weekly newspapers for the blind and also the physically disabled. We are a small volunteer service, and our tapes and USB sticks are offered free of charge.

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http://www.battersea.org.uk/
4 Battersea Parks Road
London
SW8 4AA
Tel: 020 7622 3626
Fax: 020 7622 6451
Email: info@battersea.org.uk

Established in 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is a charity that aims never to turn away a dog or cat in need of our help. Every year the Home cares for over 12,000 dogs and cats.

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http://www.birdshot.org.uk/
Contact Annie Folkard and Rea Mattocks
PO Box 64996
London
SW20 2BL
Email: birdshot@uveitis.net

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http://www.blindinbusiness.org.uk/
4th Floor,
1 London Wall Buildings
London
EC2M 5PG
Tel: 0207 588 1885
Email: info@blindinbusiness.org.uk

Bolton Society For The Blind

www.bsbp.org.uk
The Sensory Centre
Brinks Place
Chorley Street
Bolton
BL1 4AL
Tel: Tel: 01204 337896

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www.bsvi.org.uk
5 Victoria Park Road
Bournemouth
BH9 2RB
Tel: Tel: 01202 546644
Fax: Fax: 01202 519006

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www.bsbp.org.uk
Pure Offices
Plato Close
Tachbrook Park
Leamington Spa
Warks
CV34 6WE
Tel: Tel 01926 424247
Email: info@britishblindsport.org.uk

BCAB

www.bcab.org.uk
58-72 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN
Tel: Tel: 0845 430 8627
Email: info@bcab.org.uk

The British Computer Association of the Blind (BCAB) is a lively community of blind and partially sighted computer users. We offer training, discussion, networking and help to all our members. Established in 1969 we're the oldest computer association for blind and partially sighted people in the world. Our membership includes people of all skill levels, interests and abilities.

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www.bcpb.org
4 Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2RP
Tel: 020 7404 7114
Email: info@bcpb.org

BWBF

www.blind.org.uk
10 albion Place
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 5DZ
Tel: 01622 754757
Fax: 01622 751725
Email: info@blind.org.uk


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Calibre Audio Library Logo Icon

www.calibre.org.uk
Tel: 01296 432339
Fax: 01296 392599

Calibre Audio Library brings the pleasure of reading to people who cannot read print books because of sight problems, dyslexia or other disabilities through a subscription-free, nationwide postal service of recorded books. We offer a choice of over 8,500 titles, fiction and non-fiction, recorded unabridged by professional actors and broadcasters. The Calibre website www.calibre.org.uk, provides details of all our services including on-line access to our complete catalogue of audio books.
Registered charity No No 286614

www.cancerresearchuk.org
Cancer Research UK
National Office
P.O. Box 123
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London
WC2A 3PX
Tel: (Switchboard) 020 7242 0200 (Customer Services) 020 7009 8820
Fax: 020 7269 3100

www.catn.org.uk

Every fortnight, Chichester Area Talking News (CATN) produces an hour of local news on memory stick and CD for blind and partially sighted people in the Chichester, Bognor Regis, Midhurst and Petworth areas.

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www.cafamily.org.uk
Tel: 020 7608 8700
Fax: 020 7608 8701
Email: info@cafamily.org.uk

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.

Counselling Directory

www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.


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www.deafblind.org.uk
Head Office - National Centre for Deafblindness
John and Lucille van Geest Place
Cygnet Road
Hampton
Peterborough
PE7 8FD
Tel: 01733 358100 (voice/text)
Fax: 01733 358356

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www.diabetes.org.uk
Macleod House
10 Parkway
London
NW1 7AA
Tel: 020 7424 1000
Email: info@diabetes.org.uk

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www.direct.gov.uk/disability

Directgov provides a single point of online access to government services and information - including employment, financial support, rights, education, independent living and much more.

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www.disabledworkers.org.uk

The Disabled Workers Co-operative is a registered charity that helps disabled people to help themselves. Our aim is to raise the independence of disabled people by enabling them to take an active role in the economy and to raise awareness of the contribution that disabled people can make to society. On-line database of the skills, services and products disabled entrepreneur’s have to offer. Disabled entrepreneur’s are able to promote their services FREE on the Disabled Workers Database. The Database is FREE for anyone to use. e-Jobs Portal: Where employers who wish to go beyond having an equal opportunity policy and actively encourage more disabled applicants can promote their vacancies FREE directly to disabled jobseekers. Disabled Job Seekers are able to search for and apply for jobs on-line.

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www.disabledgo.com
Ardent House
Gates Way
Stevenage
SG1 3HG
Tel: 0845 270 4627
Email: questions@disabledgo.com

A completely free online information service that provides personally surveyed detailed access guides to over 80,000 venues across the UK and Ireland. www.disabledgo.com gives people the information they need so they can make an informed decision about whether a venue is accessible to their own specific requirements. You can also search for jobs, join our forum and read up to date disability news.

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www.dogstrust.org.uk
17 Wakley Street
London
EC1V 7RQ
Tel: 020 7837 0006


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www.eyeless.org.uk/
P O Box No. 4139
Marlow
Bucks
SL7 9BD
Tel: 01903 857025

...for children and young people born without eyes The Eyeless Trust is a U.K. wide charity. The Trust offers support to children and young people with anophthalmia (born without eyes), microphthalmia (small, underdeveloped eyes), coloboma (part of structure missing) and related disabilities, and their families, to enable them to maximise their full potential in all areas of their lives. The services of The Eyeless Trust are offered through a network of appropriately qualified Family Support Workers who work with children and families to identify needs, and offer assistance, advice, advocacy and emotional support as appropriate, in consultation with the family. To achieve this, the Family Support Workers undertake home visits as required.

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www.eyecaretrust.org.uk
PO Box 804
Aylesbury
Bucks
HP20 9DF
Tel: 0845 129 5001
Fax: 0845 129 5001

The Eyecare Trust is a registered charity that exists to raise awareness of all aspects of ocular health and the importance of regular eye care.


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www.fightforsight.org.uk
36-38 Botolph Lane
London
EC3R 8DE
Tel: 020 7929 7755
Fax: 020 7929 4341
Email: info@fightforsight.org.uk

Fight for Sight is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to funding world-class research into the prevention and treatment of blindness and eye disease. Our current research programme is focusing on preventing and treating age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataract. We are also funding research into the causes of childhood blindness and a large number of rare eye diseases.


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Guide

www.guide-information.org.uk
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Sanger House
5220 Valiant Court,
Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth
GLOUCESTER
GL3 4FE
Tel: 0845 658 3888
Email: enquiries@guide-information.org.uk

GUiDE, part of GUiDE & PALS, is a free and confidential health, social care and disability information service for both the public and professionals. We deal with 1,000 enquiries each month, most by telephone, but also by letter and e-mail. Our database, available on our web site, has more than 4,000 local and national support services and organisations.


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http://www.hse.gov.uk/
Rose Court
2 Southwark Bridge
London
SE1 9HS

www.henshaws.org.uk
Tel: 0161 872 1234
Email: info@henshaws.org.uk

Henshaws Society for Blind People, a charity for the visually impaired provide expert support, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss and other disabilities


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www.glaucoma-association.com
Woodcote House
15 Highpoint Business Village
Henwood,
Ashford
Kent
TN24 8DH
Tel: Sightline (helpline): 01233 648170 or Administration number: 01233 648164


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www.listening-books.org.uk
12, Lant Street
London
SE1 1QH
Tel: 0207 407 9417

Listening Books is a UK charity providing thousands of fantastic audiobooks on three easily accessible formats: downloads, internet streaming and MP3 CDs. We have over 14,000 members and our service is available to anyone who has a disability or illness which makes it difficult to hold a book, turn its pages, or read in the usual way. The library caters for both adults and children. We provide audiobooks for leisure and we support the National Curriculum from Key Stage 2 to A-Level. All of our titles are either commercially sourced or recorded in our own digital studios.
Registered charity No 264221

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www.livingpaintings.org
Unit 8
Kingsclere Park
Kingsclere
Newbury
Berks
RG20 4SW
Tel: 01635 299771


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Macular Society Black

www.macularsociety.org
PO Box 1870
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 9AD
Tel: Office: 01264 350 551 Helpline 0300 3030 111
Email: info@macularsociety.org

Macular conditions affect the central part of the retina and cause loss of sight. Macular disease affects the macula and is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK. Some other conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion can also damage the macula. We have over 15,000 members and support many more through our network of local support groups and our telephone helpline, counselling, advocacy and low vision services.


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www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/
Tel: 0845 4647

www.nhs.uk

www.nerc.co.uk
Bristol Eye Hospital
Lower Maudlin St
Bristol
BS1 2LX
Tel: 0117 9290024
Fax: 0117 9251421
Email: pam.sparkes@bris.ac.uk

http://www.nfbuk.org
Sir John Wilson House
215 Kirkgate
Wakefield
WF1 1JG
Tel: 01924 291313
Fax: 01924 200244
Email: nfbuk@nfbuk.org


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www.obac.org.uk
1st Floor, Gloucester House
8 Camberwell New Road
London
SE5 0TA
Tel: 020 7735 3400
Fax: 020 7582 8334


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Parkat Logo

www.parkat.co.uk/disabled/
Pavilion 2
Salford Innovation Forum
51 Frederick Road
Salford
Greater Manchester
M6 6FP
Email: matthew@parkat.co.uk

The guide helps relieve some of the stress and worry which is very common among disabled persons when travelling through Airports. Included in the guide is information such as Travelling with Visual Impairments, Breathing Problems, Flying with Guide Dogs, Travelling with Autism, Wheelchair access, Help at the car park and much more.

www.partsight.org.uk
7-9 Bennetthorpe
Doncaster
DN2 6AA
Email: info@partsight.org.uk

Perth Kinross

www.pksb.org.uk/index.html
St Paul's Centre
14 New Row
Perth
PH1 5QA
Tel: 01738 626 969
Email: enquiries@pksb.org.uk


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12-14 Hillside Crescent
Edinburgh
EH7 5EA
Tel: 0131 652 3140
Fax: 0131 652 3199
Email: rnibscotland@rnib.org.uk

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www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk
PO Box 350
Buckingham
MK18 1GZ
Tel: Tel: 01280 821334 (office) or 0845 123 2354 (support helpline)
Email: info@rpfightingblindness.org.uk

helpline@rpfightingblindness.org.uk

www.rscpp.co.uk/

RSCPP - Find a Psychotherapist and Psychologist Service. All therapists are Accredited/Chartered/Registered by a professional body.

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www.reallyusefulstuff.co/

We have created an online shop full of really useful stuff to make life a little easier. What you will find is a great selection of products and gadgets to meet your individual needs. These will range from cool stuff to help with fiddly things, like fastening your bracelets – to personal care products.

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www.redbridgevision.org.uk

Based in the London Borough of Redbridge first objectives are to develop: Social events and activities for visually impaired people Create a local Vision Strategy to document the needs of local visually impaired people and the services and support available, to highlight the key areas which need improvement, and to develop an action plan to address them.

www.rlsb.org.uk
Wildernesse Avenue
SEAL
Nr. Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15 0EB
Tel: 01732 592500
Fax: 01732 592506

www.rncb.ac.uk
College Road
Hereford
HR1 1EB
Tel: 01432 265725
Fax: 01432 376628

Student Enquiries : 01432 376 621

www.rnib.org.uk
105 Judd Street
London
WC1H 9NE
Tel: 0303 123 9999
Fax: 020 7388 2034
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk

There are around two million people in the UK with sight problems and RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is the leading charity offering practical support and information to anyone with a sight problem. Our pioneering work helps - not just with braille, Talking Books and computer training but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.


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Seeability

www.seeability.org
SeeAbility House
Hook Road
Epsom
Surrey
KT19 8SQ
Tel: 01372 755000
Fax: 01372 755001

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www.sense.org.uk
101 Pentonville Road
London
N1 9LG
Tel: 0845 127 0060 or Text 0845 127 0062
Email: info@sense.org.uk

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www.sightsavers.org.uk
Grosvenor Hall
Bolnore Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 4BX
Tel: 01444 446600
Fax: 01444 446688
Email: info@sightsavers.org

Suttonvision

www.suttonvision.org.uk/
3 Robin Hood Lane
Sutton
Surrey
SM1 2SW
Tel: 020 8409 7166

Sutton Vision is an independent charity that offers support, training and advice for the visibly impaired with the area of Surrey. My role in this organisation is to help increase the online visibility of our charity.


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www.ukaaf.org
PO Box 127
Cwmbran
NP44 9BQ
Tel: 0845 60 85223
Fax: 0845 60 85224
Email: enquiries@ukaaf.org

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www.uveitis.net
Phil Hibbert
South House
Vidlin
Shetland Isles
ZE2 9QE
Tel: Helpline 0845 604 5660
Email: info@uveitis.net

Uveitis Information Group is a patient led charity, based in the UK, run by volunteers who have uveitis. We provide clear information about uveitis and its treatment for use by patients, families, researchers, ophthalmologists and other healthcare professionals. We also provide support for patients who have been diagnosed with uveitis and ophthalmologists dealing with uveitis. We are helping to improve services so that people with a potential diagnosis of uveitis avoid unnecessary loss of sight. We are also affiliated to the Birdshot Uveitis Society which is a specialist support group set up for people with Birdshot Chorioretinopathy.


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www.victa.org.uk
Victa Children
Silverstone House
46 Newport Road
Woolstone
Milton Keynes
MK15 0AA
Tel: 01908 240831
Email: admin@victa.org.uk

Founded in 1987, VICTA was set up by parents of blind and partially sighted children who came together to create a support network for each other. Out of this simple ambition has grown a national charity that provides so much more. Creating life opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and young people is at the heart of what we do.

www.vision2020uk.org.uk

VISION 2020 UK is an umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis.

www.vitalise.org.uk
Shap Road Industrial Estate
Shap Road
Kendal
Cumbria
LA9 6NZ
Tel: 0845 330 0149
Fax: 0845 735 567

Inspirational Holidays for visually impaired people and sighted guides


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www.youreyeguide.co.uk
Email: info@youreyeguide.co.uk

An independent website for eye health and vision guide



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