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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People
The Bury Blind Society is a charitable organisation which aims to enhance the lives of all visually impaired people within the Borough of Bury. 0161 763 7014
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People 2h
Army Brides: until 21st June 2019. Why not pop along to The Fusiliers Museum where currently there is a special exhibition showcasing wedding dresses from the First World War to the present day.
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People 6h
Unconfident when travelling independently? Free for Bury residents, we offer mobility training. We also train and issue symbol canes, white walking sticks, guide canes & long canes - to keep you confident & independent. Inquire further: rehab@buryblindsociety.org 0161 763 7014
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People 24h
Appeal: We need donations, particularly clothes, for our next Car Boot on 27th May. Please contact us if you require items to be picked up
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 24
Bank Holiday weekend: Our stall will be at the Duck Race, Bridge Street Garden, 11.30am Sunday 26th And, our Car Boot is on Monday 27th 9am-1pm
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Deborah Podmore May 23
Falls services should definitely be looking to their local Orthoptic team for support with vision screening, Orthoptists have a lot to offer but tend to be excluded when designing services even when offering to help
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 24
If you have sight loss, you can receive free weekly audio versions of The Bury Times on CD or USB. Interested? Give us a call to refer you! 0161 763 7014
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 23
To listen to audio books, magazines, newspapers and music: we can demonstrate a USB player which has been designed for visually impaired people. There's many organisations who send out literature free-of-charge on USB sticks. Why not contact us for a demonstration? 0161 763 7014
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 23
Struggle writing cheques, envelopes, greetings cards and shopping lists? Thick lined paper, writing frames and guides, and a think ink pen can help you write more confidently. Why not get in touch with us for more information! Check out RNIB's shop:
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 3
. and campaign: Don't stop your drops this Ramadan. As Ramadan approaches this May, if you have concerns about using your eye drops, this report has some useful advice: IGA have posters (see below) in various languages
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 22
Electronic magnifiers: take a picture text; e.g. phone numbers, cooking instructions. You can make text bigger, & change the colours to make it easier to read! Why not give us a call and request a technology support appointment!
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 22
For an individual assessment, referrals can be made by telephone - 0161 763 7014 or via Bury Adult Care. Then, our Early Intervention Officer (EIO) will carry out a home assessment. Our EIO will assess what equipment & services would be beneficial.
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 22
Maintaining & improving our services depends very much on the voluntary help we receive. The society is funded by legacies & donations. Like to make a donation, or leave us a legacy in your will? Please contact us by or visit our office. Telephone: 0161 763 7014
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 21
We arrange weekly, monthly and annual social gatherings to bring visually impaired people together, providing the opportunity for social interaction whilst enjoying refreshments and entertainment. Contact us to hear our regular timetable & upcoming events!
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 21
Advice & leaflets on many issues surrounding are available at our building, and together, we may be able to diminish some of your concerns. We offer a form filling service for benefit applications (e.g. AA, PIP, Pension Credit) in order to maximise your income.
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 21
The Rotary Club of Ramsbottom are supporting us by donating all the proceeds frm the Duck Race on Sun 26th May to the Society. Get tickets from reception, they are £2 each and you can go along and watch your duck bobble along the River Irwell at 11.30 am!
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 20
Wed 22 May 1.45-3.15pm. Support Group: Meeting at our Centre, all welcome to this small, informal group. Rachel from Healthy Minds has been invited to present a session on Mindfulness. Further details: leave a contact number and Bernard will be in touch.
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 20
RP Support Group: Meeting tomorrow, Tuesday 21 May, 1pm. This month are meeting at The Fusiliers for lunch. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Tracey or Sid through the office.
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 20
Macular Support Group 1.30-3pm: Third Wednesday of every month, meeting at our Centre.
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 19
Appeal: We now require donations, particularly clothes, for our next Car Boot on 27th May. Please contact us if you require items to be picked up.
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Bury Society for Blind & Partially Sighted People May 19
Bank Holiday Car Boot and Greenmount Show: Thank you to all the wonderful people who helped out and supported these events 🤗 We raised £428.16 at the Car Boot and £156.50 at Greenmount, despite the rather damp weather!!
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