Cumbria Societies for the Blind.
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Cumbria Societies for the Blind

c/o Sight Advice South Lakes

Bradbury Centre

116 Highgate, Kendal Cumbria

LA9 4HE

Amy Pearman Development Officer

Tel 01539 742635

Mobile 07810 158954

e-mail cumbriasocieties@gmail.com

The five Cumbria Societies

Barrow and Districts Society for the Blind Ltd

67/69 Cavendish Street

Barrow-in-Furness

Cumbria

LA14 1QD

Carl Hodge CEO

Tel 01229 820698

e-mail info@barrowblindsociety.org.uk


Carlisle Society for the Blind

9 Brunswick Street

Carlisle

CA1 1PB

Opening hours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11.00 am to 3.00 pm

Angie Robson Manager

Tel 01228 593104

e-mail info@carlislesb.f9.co.uk


Eden Sight Support

The Resource Centre

Sandgate

Penrith

Cumbria

CA11 7TP

Opening Hours Tuesdays 11.00am 3.00pm

Liz Peers Manager

Tel 01768 891724

e-mail edensightsupport@btconnect.com


Sight Advice South Lakes

The Bradbury Centre

116 Highgate, Kendal

Cumbria

LA9 4HE

Opening Hours Monday to Thursday 9.30am - 4.30pm

Claire Park Director

Tel 01539 742633

e-mail info@sightadvice.org.uk


West Cumbria Society for the Blind

22 Lowther Street

Whitehaven

Cumbria

CA28 7DG

Opening hours Monday Friday 9.00am 5.00pm

Pat Fitzgerald Project Manager

Tel 01946 592474

e-mail info@wcsb.org.uk


Other useful contacts

Cumbria County Council

Local adult social care offices www.cumbria.gov.uk/adultsocialcare/contactus/default.asp

Services available for people with sensory impairments www.cumbria.gov.uk/adultsocialcare/adults/sensoryimpairmentserviceswhatservicesareavailableblind.asp


RNIB

National organisation for the blind which provides services (such as Talking Books), information and has a campaigning role. It does not provide local services in Cumbria www.rnib.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx


Action for the Blind

National organisation for the blind (part of the RNIB group) which provides help with employment and assistive technology to people in Cumbria from its Carlisle office. http://www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk