Welcome to the website of Cumbria Societies for the Blind.

Cumbria Societies for the Blind is a Consortium of independent local societies for the blind that represent over 3000 visually impaired people throughout Cumbria. These are

Barrow and District Society for the Blind Ltd

Carlisle Society for the Blind

Eden Sight Support

Sight Advice South Lakes

West Cumbria Society for the Blind

As separate organisations, we specialise in providing the support and services required by visually impaired people in their own local communities. We have a detailed knowledge of the issues that affect people living with sight loss and we pride ourselves on making a real difference at a grassroots level.

Our aims

To provide a unified voice for visually impaired people in Cumbria and to share best practice between the five local societies

To raise awareness of visual impairment issues

To promote equitable services for visually impaired people across the county

To work together to provide county-wide services for visually impaired people when this is appropriate

Each Society produces its own information on the services it provides in its area. You can access the information using the links below for societies that have their own website. Full contact details are available in the Contacts section.

Barrow http://www.barrowblindsociety.org.uk

Eden http://www.edensightsupport.org.uk

Sight Advice South Lakes http://www.sightadvice.org.uk

West Cumbria http://www.westcumbriablindsociety.org