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Local organisations

Adult Social Care Services

0345 60 80 191

www.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialcare/adults/disability/sensory

 

East Sussex Vision Care

E S V C is a consortium of the three blind societies which operate in East Sussex. It is a registered charitable company and aims to “Improve the life chances of blind and partially sighted people in East Sussex through the strength of a unified voice”.

www.eastsussexvisioncare.org.uk


The East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People

ESAB offers support and advice to people who are blind or partially sighted and living in parts of East Sussex not served by EBS and HRVAB.

www.eastsussexblind.org

Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association For The Blind

HRVAB work through its committee members, staff and volunteers to meet the needs of visually impaired/blind people living in the Hastings and Rother area.

www.hrvab.org.uk

The East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre

ESHRC is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for deaf, deafened and deafblind people living in East Sussex.

www.eshrc.org.uk

Eastbourne Talking Newspaper Association

Eastbourne Talking Newspaper Association (ETNA is a voluntary service helping visually-impaired people, who find it difficult to read print, keep in touch by providing sixty minutes of recorded material.

www.eastbournetna.org.uk/

Age Concern Eastbourne

Age Concern Eastbourne is a provider of services and activities for older people.

www.ageconcerneastbourne.co.uk

Eastbourne Library

Normal Library services (borrowing of printed and audio books etc.) also access to low vision reading aids and other services.

 

www.eastsussex.gov.uk/libraries/locations/eastbourne/


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National Organisations

 

The British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society

The primary objective is to find a cure for RP, a genetic disease of the eye which results in the deterioration of vision, and often complete blindness.

www.brps.org.uk

Guide Dogs

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association work to deliver mobility and access services that meet the needs and aspirations of blind and partially-sighted people in the United Kingdom.

www.guidedogs.org.uk

International Glaucoma Association

The IGA is a patient-based organisation which works to prevent glaucoma blindness by providing information, literature and advice.

www.glaucoma-association.com

The Macular Society

The Macular Society is a specialist charity for people affected by any form of macular disease or macular degeneration.

www.macularsociety.org

The Nystagmus Network

NN is a UK charity and support group run by individuals and families affected by nystagmus.


www.nystagmusnet.org

The Partially Sighted Society

 

PSS provides information, advice, equipment and clear print material for people with a visual impairment to help them to make the best use of their remaining sight.


www.partsight.org.uk

 

Royal National Institute of Blind People

(part of the RNIB Group)

 

RNIB offers information, support and advice to with sight loss across the UK.

 

www.rnib.org.uk

SeeAbility

 

SeeAbility's purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have other multiple disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.

 

www.seeability.org

THE TORCH TRUST

 

THE TORCH TRUST is a Christian organisation with a worldwide vision for people with sight loss.

 

www.torchtrust.org

VocalEyes

VocalEyes - Nationwide audio description company for blind and partially sighted people providing access to the arts.

www.vocaleyes.co.uk

 

Gatwick Airport

Assistance for disabled people at Gatwick Airport.

www.gatwick-airport-guide.co.uk/disabled-facilities.html