Vision Support Community Information Service
Vision Support realise that not everyone is able to come to our resource centres and that is why we provide a mobile Community Information Service that visits different locations throughout North Wales, Cheshire and Halton.
The Chester Vision Centre at the Bluecoat Building
The Chester Vision Centre is a drop-in facility in Chester city centre offering peer-to-peer support, advice and training for people with a vision impairment, plus a range of volunteer 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 centre, 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.
Address:- Bluecoat Square, Upper Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire,CH1 4EE
To find out more about what is on offer at the Chester Vision Centre and to check the opening hours please phone 01244 381515.
Halton Sensory Services Centre
Situated in Widnes Town Centre, the Halton Sensory Services Centre on Widnes Road, offers the following services:
A display of equipment designed for the visually impaired
Rehabilitation Assistants who will visit Service Users in their own homes to provide advice and relieve social isolation.
Address:- Halton Sensory Services Centre, Widnes Road, Widnes, WA8 6AX (0151) 511 8801
Opening times are Monday to Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm
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.