Unfortunately, due to the recent corona virus outbreak we have reluctantly closed the Vision Support Centre in Barrow and ceased home visiting by the Vision Support Team.

If you need to talk to someone urgently please ring 01229 440556 and we will endeavour to provide telephone support to you.

Alongside this we will continue to provide a telephone befriending service, so if you would like a friendly chat please call 01229 440556 to be included in this.

We hope you all stay well and services resume as soon as possible.

Supporting people who are experiencing sight loss

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About Us

Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind, registered charity 1051674

Vision Support Centre: An Information and support hub providing a wide range of services and practical support for visually impaired people and their families within the local community.

Vision Support Team: Supporting over 800 visually impaired people in the community.

Ostley House Residential Care Home: Providing quality care and support to elderly residents affected by visual impairment and/or dementia.

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We produce a quarterly newsletter, Viewpoint, which is full of interesting articles relating to sight loss and what is happening within our Society at the moment.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to receive a hard copy or alternatively below are copies of recent issues. 

Talking Newspapers

A team of volunteers select and record a selection of news items from around the area which is available below. Barrow Blind Society also distribute via CDs every fortnight.

If you would like to be added to the free distribution list please get in touch by calling 01229 440556.

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