VISION SUPPORT RESOURCE CENTRES
Our fully trained staff and volunteers at the Vision Support Resource Centre’s demonstrate and sell specialist equipment to help with daily living, and has a range of information on our services and other services available locally and nationally.
We have 2 resource centres and 2 mobile units.
Vision Support Mobile Information Units
Vision Support realise that not everyone is able to come to our resource centres and that is why we provide 2 Mobile Units that visit different locations throughout North Wales and Cheshire.
The Chester Vision Centre at the Bluecoat Building
The Chester Vision Centre is a new drop-in facility in Chester city centre offering peer-to-peer support, advice and training for people with vision impairment, plus a range of volunteering opportunities open to all. The Centre is run by and for blind and partially sighted people who will influence its current and future work through a project management group.
The Vision Centre has been made possible with support from Chester Lions, who raised money to establish the facility . Vision Support are grateful for all the support and continuing interest in the development of Chester Vision Centre received from the Lions group, it wouldn’t have happened without their help.
A range of clubs and activities will be run from the Centre. It will also offer advice, information and access to resources (such as equipment to help with daily living). There will be an emphasis on offering peer-to-peer support and problem solving within the Centre.
The acquisition of skills will also be a priority for both volunteers and service users. Vision Support will offer communication skills training including digital inclusion training and braille lessons. In addition short courses in ‘Living with Sight Loss’ will be run to ensure people with vision impairment have up to date information on a wide range of relevant issues.
To find out more about what is on offer at the Chester Vision Centre and to check the opening hours please phone either 01244 341885 or 01244 381515.
Halton Resource Centre
Situated in the Independent Living Centre in Collier Street, Runcorn, Halton Resource Centre offers the following services:
- A display of equipment designed for the visually impaired
- Information leaflets.
- Rehabilitation Assistants who will visit Service Users in their own homes to provide advice and relieve social isolation.
- IT lessons
- Social Groups
- Braille class
Opening times are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm
If you would like further information on any of the above please contact us!
Prestatyn Sight Loss Centre
Our new centre on Prestatyn High Street is situated close to the bus station and the Library and has ample car parking nearby.
The trained staff and volunteers at the centre are happy to demonstrate the wide range of specialist equipment available from items such as talking clocks and watches at less than £20.00 to the more expensive electronic magnifiers. We can also advise you on the services available, both locally and nationally, for people living with the effects of sight loss. Examples of these services include talking newspapers and books, disabled railcards and social groups.
The Sight Loss Centre offers the following services from our fully trained staff and volunteers.
- A display of equipment designed for the vision impaired
- Friendly advice and Information.
- IT lessons
- Social Clubs and Groups
- Volunteering Opportunities
Opening times are Monday to Thursday 10am to 3pm
If you would like find out more about how our Sight Loss Centre can help you or want details on how to access IT lessons and social groups please contact us!
Wrexham Resource Centre
Our resource centre at the AVOW Centre in Wrexham is situated in the town centre and it is close to the bus station.