Support for people who have a visual impairment

Who is this service for?

Anyone living in the Bradford Metropolitan District who is experiencing difficulties due to visual impairment.

What will we do?

  • Offer advice and information 
  • Assess need (the outcome of assessment may include the following) 
    • provide information 
    • offer advice 
    • provide support 
    • provide equipment 
    • provide mobility training 
    • support Independent Living Skills (ILS) training
  • Register Visual Impairment 
  • Demonstrate specialist equipment 
  • BSL Interpreting Services 
    • Mail Reading Service 
    • Palantypist and Note taking
  • Guide Support Service (following assessment) 
    • supporting people with both sight and hearing loss to maintain independence through a period of short term intense support followed by training and advice for others who would be involved in longer term support 
    • Awareness Training
  • Signposting to other organisations 
  • Awareness Training

Other schemes and activities

Self Help Groups at Morley Street Resource Centre

Accessible, in the first instance, by contact to Morley Street

Group Day/time Who it's for

Monday Drop In
User led social networking group

Monday
10am to 4pm

Adults with a Visual Impairment

IT Training
Tutor led – basic IT skills

Monday
(Term time/weekly)
1.30pm to 3.30pm

Adults with a Visual Impairment

Braille Group
Tutor led training

Wednesday
Term time/weekly 9.30am to 12 noon

Adults with a Visual Impairment

The Women’s Group
User led social networking group

Wednesday
(every two weeks)
1pm to 3pm

Women with a Visual Impairment

Gardening Group
For those with sight loss with interest in gardening

Wednesday
(every two weeks)
1pm to 3pm

Adults with a Visual Impairment

Living Painting Group
User led Art Group

Friday Monthly
10.30am to 12.30pm

Adults with a Visual Impairment

Macular Disease Society
User led group. Contact: The Helpline 0845 241 2041

Thursday
(third in every month)
2pm to 4pm

Adults with Macular Disease

Is there a charge?

There are varying charges dependent on which group you join.

Can I get help with the cost?

This will be determined following a financial assessment.

How do I get there and access the service?

Morley Street Resource Centre
124 Morley Street
Bradford
BD7 1BB

The Free City Bus stops on Claremont opposite the Centre.

I’d like to find out more, who can I talk to?

For General Enquiries, please contact our Reception:

Telephone: 01274 435001
Fax: 01274 435482

Interpreting Service:

Telephone: 01274 435019
Minicom: 01274 435019
Fax: 01274 435275

We have specialists available on the following days contactable on 01274 435001

Visual Impairment Duty:
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Deaf Duty: (SW)
Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Tech Duty:
Tuesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

BSL Mail Reading:
Wednesday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Tech Duty:
Thursday 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Deaf Duty: (SW)
Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm

Other information

Sight Airedale

1 Albert Street, Keighley
West Yorkshire
BD21 2AT
Telephone: 01535 602354
www.sightairedale.org.uk
Email: enquiries@sightairedale.org.uk

Contact details

Morley Street Resource Centre
124 Morley Street
Bradford
BD7 1BB

General enquiries : 01274 435001
Fax : 01274 435482


Interpreting Service:
Telephone: 01274 435019
Minicom: 01274 435019
Fax: 01274 435275

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