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Halifax Society for the Blind Official Sight Centre Opening

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

You are invited to the grand opening and official launch of Halifax Society for the Blind’s (HSB) Sight Centre in their new premises. The Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Dot Foster, will be cutting the ribbon. A buffet lunch will be provided and you will have an opportunity to learn more about what’s on offer.

This new service has already started to provide practical support and advice to people impacted by sight loss:

  • Equipment that can improve life and reduce risks
  • Daily living aids that help (e.g. in the kitchen)
  • A huge choice of optical magnifiers to suite the person to enable with the tasks they want to do
  • Video magnifiers and document reading devices
  • Lighting to help people make the most of their sight
  • Self-care equipment to improve health and wellbeing
  • A reading assessment space, so people can identify the best way to access written documents (paper and electronic)
  • Large ticket items, such as special mobile phones, that people can try out
  • Peer-based activities and support from people who have direct experience of sight loss
  • Information on a large range of eye conditions
  • Support around accessing other relevant services

This new service is run by a small and dedicated team of professionals and volunteers, and the service operates between 10am and 2.30pm, Monday to Friday. People requiring additional support for complex issues can also have an appointment a little earlier, or soon after these times. They are confident that the new service – which was part funded by the Big Lottery, will offer the widest range of products anywhere in West Yorkshire. This is an important time for people and families affected by sight loss, and are keen to start the much needed conversations that will improve life for those using the service.

If you would like to attend or for more information, please email info@halifaxblindsociety.org.uk or call 01422 352383. Anybody with special dietary requirements should specify when booking.

Details

Date:
January 24
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue

Halifax Society for the Blind
34 Clare Road
Halifax, HX1 2HX
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Registered Charity Number 1107013
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