British Wireless for the Blind
British Wireless for the Blind Fund has been making a difference to people with sight loss since 1928. Having access to radio and everything it offers is as important now as it was then.
Radio provides news, entertainment and information and, more importantly, companionship in what can often be a lonely life. It becomes a lifeline to the world.
Anyone who is registered blind or partially sighted, over the age of eight, living in the UK and in current receipt of a means-tested benefit qualifies for a free set.
If you think you are eligible for a radio from us
In the UK today, almost two million people are living with sight loss and of those, around 180,000 rarely leave their homes alone. Guide Dogs is here to help solve this problem. We provide individual support that overcomes the emotional and physical challenges faced by people living with sight loss.
- Guide Dogs
- My Guide Training
- A range of children and young people services, previously offered through Blind Children UK
Find out more at:
Living Options Devon
Living Options Devon run a number of services for people who have sight loss or hearing loss.
Living Options Devon
Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter. EX2 8PW
Tel: 01392 459222
They also run the See Hear Centre in Barnstaple, North Devon.
The See Hear Centre provides information, advice, demonstrations of equipment and our ‘try before you buy’ loan scheme. We also have second hand equipment for sale. The Centre is always open on Tuesdays, 9am - 5pm (no appointment necessary).
The See Hear Centre, Barnstaple
Address: 19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8BA
Tel: 01271 373236
Moorvision provides a supportive environment, information and a chance to get together for anyone in or around Devon, Plymouth and Torbay caring for a child or young person (0 - 25yrs) who has a visual impairment or other recognised eye condition. It is also open to visually impaired parents of either visually impaired or fully sighted children.
Optima Low Vision Services Ltd.
A full range of hand, pocket and stand magnifiers, and also electronic CCTV readers and expert advice on how to use magnifiers.
They also offer Low Vision Training and Courses for Professionals.
Optima Low Vision Services Ltd, Dartside, Ford Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5LQ
Living with sight loss can be challenging. RNIB believe everyone affected by sight loss can face the future with confidence.
Helpline: 01303 123 9999
Sensory Solutions, Plymouth
Sensory Solutions provides information, advice and equipment for people of all ages with concerns about sight or hearing. Family members, carers, friends, professionals and employers are welcome to use this confidential and impartial service provided by trained advisors.
Opening times: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Address: Sensory Solutions,Improving Lives Plymouth, 156 Mannamead Road, Plymouth,Devon, PL3 5QL
Tel: 01752 201899
Devon in Sight are pleased to be active members of Visionary.
Visionary is a membership organisation for local sight loss charities. They are a locally led movement of national significance and, by joining Visionary, we believe that the voice of our organisation will be stronger and louder.