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.
£16,087.50 per annum (37.5 hours per week, one day being a weekend) Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Flexibility with regard to working arrangements is required. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Charity Shop Manager to join our team. Primary responsibilities include, developing and processing the donation of goods for sale, cash handling, managing [...]
£7.50 per hour (minimum of 15 hours per week, maximum 37.5 hours) Must be able to travel to Victoria Road West, Cleveleys and Highfield Road, Blackpool. Flexibility with regard to working arrangements is required. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Sales Assistant to join our team. To assist and provide cover for [...]
On the 29th and 30th June we celebrated the 40th anniversary of our Talking Newspaper service by hosting a thank you lunch on the Thursday for our many wonderful volunteers followed by an open day on the Friday to allow visitors to drop in and see what goes on behind the scenes of the [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]