Support for people living with visual impairment.

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Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind is a primary source of assistance giving people with a vision impairment the opportunity to improve the quality and independence of their lives

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About Us

The Society aims to support visually impaired people who live within Barrow-in-Furness and the surrounding area.   

To achieve this, the charity:

  • Provides information and advice to visually impaired people and to their families and carers
  • Provides visually impaired people with a range of sight loss support and social activities
  • Helps visually impaired people of all ages to live independently
  • Promotes awareness of sight loss issues.
  • Supports people within a residential home.

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Ostley House

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Ostley House is an attractive Victorian house, situated in its own grounds, on the outskirts of Barrow, approximately two miles from the town centre. The Home has been extended and improved to offer first class residential accommodation.

Ostley House provides specialist care facilities for up to 44 residents of either sex with a sensory impairment over and under 65 years of age. We also offer residential accommodation for older people without sensory impairment.

Ostley House Residential Home is owned and run by Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind Ltd. We are an independent local, charitable organisation. We are not part of, nor funded by any national or regional charity.

Ostley House was established as a residential Home in 1964, since then over 2 million pounds has been spent in improving and extending our services.

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Kind Wishes fro the Royal Couple

THE residents and staff of a Barrow care home are delighted to have received a card from Prince Harry and his bride Meghan thanking them for the kind wishes they sent ahead of the royal wedding. Ostley House residents created a hand-made wedding card for the royal couple and put their individual messages inside the…

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Dementia Day Centre Open for Business

Ostley House Residential Home will provide day care for clients with a diagnosis of either just dementia – or of dementia & visual impairment – a dual diagnosis that is becoming all too common. The home is run by Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind. The cost is £50 per person, per day. The…

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Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind have a range of activities and events throughout the year. Our events are for all ages and we encourage friends and families to participate.

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