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Local and national organisations that can help

Action for Blind People: 0117 953 7750:

Blind Veterans UK: 0800 389 79 79:

Vision North Somerset: 01934 419 393:

Macular society: 0300 3030 111:

Macular society support group (Bristol) 0117 910 4974

Backwell and Nailsea macular support: 01275 462 107

Keynsham macular support: 0117 973 6116

Weston-Super-Mare macular support: Meets on the second Tuesday of alternative months (January, March, May, July, September, November). 2pm-4pm at the Winter Gardens, Royal Parade, Weston-Super-Mare.

Visually Impaired Group, Yate and area (for people with all different eye conditions)

01454 321 749

Local authorities:

Sensory impairment team (Bristol and South Gloucestershire)

0117 903 6648

Hearing and Vision Team (BANES)

01225 395 331

Vision North Somerset

01934 419 393

Other useful charities and organisations:

Age UK 0800 169 6565

Independent Age: 0800 319 6789

Contact the Elderly: 0800 716 543

We care and repair: 0300 323 0700

International Glaucoma Association: 01233 648 170

Diabetes UK: 0345 123 2399

Useful numbers - Bristol Eye Hospital

Retina unit secretary- 0117 342 1400

Imaging department (lucentis appointments) 0117 342 1404

Deaf plus

The Monday Club

The Monday Club provides a pick-up service for those living in Bath and the surrounding area. Others are welcome if they are able to attend independently.

Thursday Club

This primarily serves the area of Midsomer Norton and Radstock and has developed into a Fish and Chips lunch group.

This group has transport provided and normally runs from around midday.

Please contact DeafPlus on 01225 446555 for more details

Action for blind people


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Action for Blind People run a course called Living With Sight Loss which aims to offer practical and emotional support for people adjusting to sight loss and those close to them. There are currently 1 and 2 day courses being held all over Bristol and South Gloucestershire. The courses often include information on eye health, practical advice, assistive technology, local and national organisations that can help, and employment advice.

For more information, or to book on a course, please call 0117 953 7750.


Vision North Somerset can provide rehabilitation and support for people living in North Somerset who have a visual impairment. Please contact 01934 419 393 or email for more information.