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18 05, 2017

It will be all white on the night!!

May 18th, 2017|Latest News|

On the 8th June we mark the 40th Anniversary of our Talking Newspaper, the weekly news ‘paper’ recorded by volunteers at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind. In spectacular fashion The Tower will light up white in honour of our milestone anniversary.   The Talking Newspaper has 320 subscribers in Blackpool, [...]

12 05, 2017

Princess Alexandra Home Vacancies

May 12th, 2017|Job Vacancies|

  2 x 22hr Care Assistants 8hr Housekeeping (Evening) 20hr Domestic Assistant   Rate of pay £7.50 per hour - company pension scheme – time and a half for Bank Holidays and time in lieu. A DBS Disclosure and Barring Service record will be requested for the successful applicant.  The Organisation promotes equal opportunities and [...]

10 05, 2017

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.

May 10th, 2017|Latest News|

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 [...]

3 05, 2017

Part time Cafe Club Coordinator

May 3rd, 2017|Job Vacancies|

Salary £16,373.24 pro rata, per annum (£3,540.16 for 8 hours per week). One year fixed term contract.   We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised Cafe Club Coordinator to join our Lottery funded VIPS Project Team. Primary responsibilities include, attending each of the weekly Café Clubs held at different venues across the Fylde Coast. [...]

18 04, 2017

In for a penny – or old style 3d – in for £1!

April 18th, 2017|Latest News|

  Birthday girl Joyce O’Callaghan got the chance to test the new £1 coins for user-friendliness at N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind. Joyce, a regular at the charity’s social centre at Bosworth Place, Squires Gate, where she celebrated her 77th birthday,  is registered as severely sight impaired as a result of [...]

28 03, 2017

Care Services Manager (Job Share)

March 28th, 2017|Job Vacancies|

Care Services Manager (Job Share) Princess Alexandra Home Starting Salary £30,918.68 pro rata, per annum (£15,877.16 for 19 hours per week). We are looking for an experienced and forward thinking Manager to join our team and manage and develop our residential care home and community based support services. Primary responsibilities include: to act as the [...]

28 03, 2017

Part time Fundraiser

March 28th, 2017|Job Vacancies|

  Part time Fundraiser  Salary £20,202 pro rata, per annum (£10,920 for 20 hours per week). Three year fixed term contract. Subject to review based on performance. Flexibility with regard to working arrangements is required. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Fundraiser to join our team. Primary responsibilities include, raising funds by developing [...]

20 03, 2017

Picture this! Man sees wife for the first time since they married 27 years ago

March 20th, 2017|Latest News|

N-Vision low vision worker Brian Casey, former racing driver, county squash player, sports mad, lost his sight to two sports injuries 27 years ago. He's just seen his wife for the very first time From a distance – apart from the trendy Star Trek like glasses – Brian and Beverly Casey look like any other [...]

14 03, 2017

“Look at the Past and Learn for the Future” Reminiscence Project

March 14th, 2017|Events, Latest News|

COME AND SEE THE MAGIC!! N-Vision: Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society For The Blind “ Look at the Past and Learn for the Future” Reminiscence Project We invite you to come and meet the project lead Helen Boone and learn about our Lottery funded Reminiscence Project, at:- The Princess Alexandra Home Bosworth Place Blackpool On:- [...]

8 03, 2017

Store Collection – Sainsburys 7th & 8th July

March 8th, 2017|Events|

Our volunteers will be holding two collection days at the Sainsbury's store in St Annes on Friday 7th July and Saturday 8th July. If you are shopping in store on those days please come along and say hello to our volunteers. You will see our large N-Vision banner so you can't miss us, we'll be delighted to meet you. [...]