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Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People

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Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People

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Our Centre is oepn five days a week. We operate a Drop In on a Monday and Wednesday mornign 10am-12pm. Tuesday is operating appointment only sessions, with a Drop In on Monday and Wednesday morning 10am-12pm and Tuesday afternoon 1pm-3pm. Our staff team are available in the Centre and can be contacted via e mail or telephone to offer support and advice for people living with sight loss. Our staff will provide direct support or signpost you to the most appropriate service to assist with the additional challenges facing you in the current environment. 

Based five minutes walk from Bury Bus and Tram station, the offices are open from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

A full, on-going rehabilitation support service is available for anyone who has a Visual Impairment, registered or non-registered. We operate a comprehensive Resource Centre with equipment to 'try before you buy'. 

Services available from our Early Intervention team include, home Assessment to review support and services, mobility training, daily living skills plus our Eye Talk Support programme for newly diagnosed. We offer a wide selection of Support groups eg. Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Retinitus Pigmentosa support.  Other services include Visual Impairment Awareness Training, Sighted Guiding techniques, Financial and Benefit support and Information and variety of social activities. 

We also have a Hospital Information Service based at Fairfield Hospital Eye Clinic.  

Further details regarding support and our rehabilitation programme, please contact the Centre or visit our website.

We have a variety of one off events organised thorughout the year - details available via our Website

Regular Bury Blind Society events and activities are as follows:.

Daily: Monday's & Wednesday's 10am-12pm, Tuesdays, Centre only open for appointments only and private room hre.

Weekly:

Monday: 10..30am-12.00pm, Monday Makes Group (MEGs)

Monday: 1.30pm-2.30pm, informal music afternoon. apart from Week 4 - see below.

Thursday:10.30am-12pm - Healthy Living Group

Thursday:1.30pm-3pm, Afternoon Tea & CHAT., week 1 Bingo, week 2, Quiz, Week 3, Silent Auction, Week 4: CHAT and Clothes sale. Week 5 - Speakers arranged.

Friday: 11.30-2.00pm, Lunch club. Alternate weeks: Soup & Sandwich, or 2 course cooked meal.

Monthly:

3rd Monday: 10am-2.00pm 'Fit Feet' Clinic' - qualified foot practioner - open to all. Appointments only.

4th Monday: 1.30pm-3pm Musical Entertainment Afternoon

2nd Wednesday: 'CHAT & Craft' Workshop

4th Wednesday: Wellbeing Clinic - Head & Neck massage, Reiki, aromotherapy. - open to all. Apppoiintments only.

Support Clinics and Groups:

Weekly, Wedensdays 9.30am-3.30pm: Community Eye Service - Low Vision Aid Clinic - by referral

Fortnightly: Fridays 9.30am-3.30pm: Digital Support Clinic - Henshaws - by referral.

2nd Wednesday: Macular Degeneration Group. 1.30pm

4th Wednesday, Glaucoma Group. 1.30pm

Contact Details

Organiser

Gill Currie

Job Title/Position

Early Intervention Team

Telephone Number

0161 763 7014

Location

Times & Dates

Days of the week

Centre open Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm

Local Offer

Contact Name

Jill Logan

Contact Email

jill.logan@buryblindsociety.org

Needs Level

medium

SEN Provision Type

specialist

Details

This service/organisation is part of the Local Offer.  We provide support for anyone over the age of 18 living in Bury MBC with a visual impairment. 

Age Bands

16-25 years

Core Response Approved?

Yes

Notes

Referral Notes

Referrals can be made via telephone, via email or visit to the Society.

People can self refer, other organisations or family members can refer with customer's permission.

Eligibility Notes

The service open to any adult residenliving in Bury with a non-corrective eye conditions.

Service Information

Coverages:

Bury & Local Area

Target Audiences:

Adults

Support Groups:

Visual impairment

Facilities:

Use of local facilities

Eligibility Requirements?:

Community Information Point

Community Information Point:

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Last updated 25th April 2023

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