North Wales Society for the Blind

Description: NWSB provide practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages throughout North Wales. They work to promote independence, choice and confidence whilst also providing the essential services them members tell them are important to them.

Weblink: http://www.nwsb.org.uk

Tel: 01248 353 604

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

Audio Transcription - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

A bilingual (English and Welsh) audio recording service producing talking books and talking newspapers.
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Welfare Rights and Benefits Advice - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Advice on current welfare benefits and help with completing the application forms.
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VI Awareness Training - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Advice and training which will help raise awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people in both work and social situations. The training typically includes: low vision awareness, sighted guide techniques and demonstration, eye conditions, communication skills, aids and equipment demonstrations, practical advice and guidance.
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NWSB Finding Your Feet - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

A training scheme created by people with sight loss to help their peers gain skills to meet life's everyday challenges, from going out shopping to tips on using transport services. The course has been divided into five topics, all of which have been chosen by people with sight loss. Participants can attend as many days as they choose. The topics cover: Money Management, Travelling, Shopping, Information Technology and Digital Inclusion.
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NWSB Resource Centre - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Located at 325 High Street in Bangor, the resource centre is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. The centre is an invaluable source of advice, information and practical demonstrations. They have a wide range of equipment on display ranging from magnifiers to mobile phones. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are on hand to demonstrate and advise on their use.
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Clwb y Deillion - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Club that meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at Dingle Church Hall, Llangefni.
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Friendly club for the visually impaired - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Meets in St. Mary's Church, Holyhead on 3rd Tuesday of every month.
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Friendly club for the Visually Impaired - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Meets at the Community Hall, Benllech on the 3rd Monday of each month.
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Porthmadog Blind Club - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Club meeting on 3rd Thursday of every month at Canolfan Porthmadog.
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Friendly Club for the Blind - Penrhyn Bay - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Club meeting every 2nd and 4th Monday.
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Friendly Club for the Blind - Conwy - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Club meets fortnightly on Mondays from 11 am to 2 pm at St David's Church, Penrhyn Bay.
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County Steering Group - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

The County Steering Group for Anglesey meets once every two months at Canolfan Telfod Centre, Menai Bridge.
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County Steering Groups - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Gwynedd County Steering Groups in Bangor, Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Pwllheli, Dolgellau.
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Macular Group - Pwllheli - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

Support group for people with macular disease meets 2nd Friday of every month.
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Dr. Rhydian James Grant Fund - (North Wales Society for the Blind)Service

A grant to empower and enable future generations of people who are blind and partially sighted to reach their goals and fulfil their aspirations whatever they may be. Applicants in receipt of means-tested benefits will be given priority. They are happy to consider applications for specialist software, equipment and specialist training in the use of access technology.
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