Helping hands for the blind is a local life-enhancing charity supporting children and adults who are blind or partially sighted throughout Basingstoke and the adjacent Hampshire Boroughs.
SUPPORTING THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED SINCE 2012.
We've been supporting people with visual impairment since 2012, enabling them to take part in activities which sighted people may take for granted. Through the combined efforts of 8 trustees,1 part-time staff and 20 volunteers we provide opportunities for friendship and peer support together with access to information and resources to maintain an independent lifestyle.
We are on TV.
We are on the RNIB Sightline Directory, 5* reviews, putting the others to shame.
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Sight loss can be a devastating and challenging reality for many people in our local communities and Helping hands for the blind is committed to promoting independence and opportunities for people with severe or partial sight impairments including them and their carers to access any support they may need.
We provide a wide range of support and activities including weekly social coffee mornings, excursions, an annual Garden party, Family Skittle nights, Quiz nights, simple exercise sessions, IT support and much more.
We also encourage our visually impaired members to be involved in the delivery of our activities and a number of our members and volunteers play a vital and much-appreciated role on our management and activity committee.
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Helping hands for the blind advises on and provides services and equipment that enable visually impaired people to live independent lives. Modern technology and a greater awareness have encouraged a generation of visually impaired people to seek out new and innovative ways to overcome the restrictions of sight loss and Helping hands for the blind has moved to respond to these exciting challenges. Take a look in our online shop.
1st in Basingstoke
We are at the forefront of the local voluntary sector, providing services that empower visually impaired people to live more independently and achieve their true potential within their own community.
Sight Awareness Training.
We are able to provide sight awareness training for your organisation or group Click here for more information. We deliver a range of support services to visually impaired people in Basingstoke and the adjacent Hampshire Boroughs, from our support and resource office located at: The Roger Morris Centre, Eastrop Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4QE.
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We have a small team of dedicated volunteers that support the charity and our members, our trustees of the charity are also unpaid volunteers who bring their passion and professional skills to aid the charity’s development. Despite being few in number we aim to support any of the people in Basingstoke and the adjacent Hampshire Boroughs. From our experience, we know that the numbers of visually impaired people, and their carers, seeking our help will only increase and raising the necessary funds over the long term is key to our success. You can help us do that in a number of ways so please visit our Helping us page.