Our new Charity Shop has opened at 78 Victoria Road West in Cleveleys. If you have items you would like to donate, or you'd like to talk to our Volunteer Co-ordinator Stephanie about volunteering for a few hours a week in the shop, please call 01253 362696
Technology? It’s a piece of cake to these members of a group celebrating its first anniversary in Blackpool. You wouldn’t know it at first sight, but most are severely visually impaired or partially sighted – including their tutor Brian Casey. Simply Synapptic, named after the specialist software for visually impaired users of smartphones and [...]
Ahead of the very first Charles Bonnet Syndrome awareness day on Thursday (Nov 16) Jacqui Morley explores the vivid hallucinations that define the syndrome for the visually impaired. Carol Bellard-Thomson, 70, is thinking of naming her unusual house ‘guest’ the Dithering Lizard. About the size of an iguana, the lizard lingers on the bedside cabinet [...]
Do you regularly use the 7 or 11 Blackpool bus routes? Bus route changes will take place from 5th November due to bridge closures on Squires Gate Lane and Harrowside.
Our range of Christmas cards are now available to purchase. Please fill out the order form below and send it to us along with a cheque.
Jacqui Morley takes on a trial which takes the biscuit – to get an insight into life for those who cannot see or who have reduced vision.
Jacqui Morley takes on a trial which takes the biscuit - to get an insight into life for those who cannot see or who have reduced vision. The biscuits are so near yet so far. Blindfolded, it’s hard to fathom which packet contains the chocolate ones. I reach out, nearly knock over the milk, then [...]
Our latest newsletter for spring 2017 is now available. Click on the link below to download.
Growing for Life - A Big Lottery Reaching Communities funded project over three years to reach out to under 25’s and people with disabilities bringing them together through gardening and beekeeping. Based at the Princess Alexandra Blind Home Growing for Life is a way to involve different generations in caring for their environment while making [...]
The Princess Alexandra Home currently has vacancies for permanent residents and those requiring respite care. If you feel you need a break from your daily chores or you want to give your family a break from caring for you, why not think about taking a break at our home. If your eyesight restricts the quality [...]
UCLan medical students take a patient-centred approach to sight and hearing loss. Medical students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been learning how to break down potential communication barriers when dealing with patients. The 35-strong cohort worked with several local organisations and service users to understand the challenges faced by patients with issues [...]