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Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind is a primary source of assistance giving people who are visually impaired the opportunity to improve the quality and independence of their lives

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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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Ostley House Dementia Village

THE UK’s first sight loss dementia village, complete with cinema, virtual bus and pub, has officially opened its doors to the public. Ostley House, which is run by the Barrow & Districts Society for the Blind, has finished its £400,000 expansion plan after five years of planning. The specially designed village provides patients with the…

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Anji`s Studies

Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, Anji Hannen has just passed her Eye Clinic Support Studies exams. We would like to say congratulations to Anji as it is the first time Furness General Hospital has had a qualified ECLO. The service is now well established and the number of referrals to the Vision Support Team has…

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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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