South Devon and Cornwall Institution for the Blind

South Devon and Cornwall Institution for the Blind

Links Page

 

 Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Charity providing a range of information for blind or partially sighted people. Includes fund raising details and events.

http://www.rnib.org.uk/

 Action for the Blind 

http://www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/

 Action for Blind People Podcast

Listen to the latest news from Action for Blind People. Politicians, poets, sports people, journalists and more all have their views about life and visual impairment when you listen to the Action podcasts.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/action-for-blind-people-podcast/id294340826

 Sight Action

 http://www.sightaction.org.uk/

 

Eye Problems and Diseases

 http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/

 

Eyesight Centre

 http://www.medicinenet.com/eyesight/focus.htm

Plymouth City Councils Sensory Team

 

The Sensory Team is part of Plymouth City Council's Adult Social Care department. We work with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or have a visual impairment. We also work with people who have a dual sensory loss (combined hearing and sight loss).

Contact Details

Sensory Team Community Services
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA

 Phone 01752 305639

Email: sensoryteam@plymouth.gov.uk

Support Groups

Visually Impaired People's Association

Visually Impaired People's Association (VIP) is a small charity that organises social events for VIP members, their families and friends.  Weekly meetings are held at the Centre on Wednesdays from 10.00 - 1.00.  VIP also produces a quarterly magazine and bi-monthly newsletter, available in large print, disc, Braille or audio-tape.

Correspondence address: 32 Sunnybanks, Hatt, Cornwall PL12 6SA.

 

Information on Sporting Opportunities for People with Disabilities (including the visually impaired) 

http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/socialcare/access-and-mobility/dis/disqualityoflife/dissporting.htm

 

Are you a Carer?

A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

 

Guide to financial support for carers 

There is a range of benefits, tax credits and other financial support that you may be able to receive as a carer. This is a general overview. 

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/CaringForSomeone/MoneyMatters/DG_10037637

 

Plymouth Carers Services

Carers Champions

3 Woodland Terrace                                                              Greenbank                                                                                        Plymouth PL4 8NL 

Tel: 01752 211348 

Email: carers@colebrookhousing.co.uk 

Website: http://www.colebrookhousing.co.uk/ click on CARERS  

 

Princess Royal Trust for Carers 

http://www.carers.org/

 

Carers UK 

http://www.carersuk.org