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Home Visiting Service

A home visiting service is available to any of our members who wish to receive it.

Over 6000 home visits are made annually by our team of fully trained Welfare Officers.    These visits make an enormous difference to the lives of our members through the confidential support and befriending that is provided.

Where possible, we also provide a hospital visiting service to those of our members who have been admitted to Eastbourne District General Hospital for any period of time.

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am until 3:30 pm.


Members can purchase Low Vision Aids to help with everyday living and receive advice about the range of products available.

Although we do not stock the full range of aids, items can be ordered in as required.


Thursday is a drop-in day where people are seen on a first come first served basis. Tuesdays and Fridays work by appointment.   You can make an appointment by ringing 729511 or through your welfare officer.

Audio Library

Eastbourne Blind Society has a library of over 2,000 Talking Books mainly on cassettes but with an increasing number on CD which are available to be loaned out to our members. This service is enjoyed on a regular basis by over 100 members. A large number of the titles have been generously donated to us for this purpose. We are extremely grateful to Eastbourne Rotary Club for their recent donation of unabridged titles.  There is no charge for this service and posting is free under the Articles for the Blind scheme.

Shopping Bus

Each week, a number of our members are picked up from home in one of our minibuses, taken to Asda to do their shopping and taken back home again. This service has proved to be invaluable in helping our members in a practical way to maintain their independence.    We make a small charge of £3.00 towards the cost of providing the minibus.

Many friendships have been forged on the bus, experiences shared and the shopping trips made entertaining as well as practical.
We have given Vision Awareness Training to the ASDA staff to ensure the best shopping experience possible.

Benefits Surgery

Our Benefits Surgery is available on Wednesdays 10.00 to 12.00.


Vision Awareness

We are able to offer our expertise to individuals, organisations or companies who have dealings, directly or indirectly, with visually impaired people.    Relatives, care providers or employers are all welcome to contact us.



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