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RNIB

105 Judd Street

London

WC1H 9NE

U.K

Tel: 0845 766 99 99 (UK callers only - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Tel: 0207 388 1266 (switchboard/overseas callers)

Textphone users call via Typetalk: 0800 51 51 52

The RNIB provides information, support and advice for anyone with a serious sight problem. They not only provide braille, Talking Books and computer training, but imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. The RNIB campaigns to change society's attitudes, actions and assumptions, so that people with sight problems can enjoy the same rights, freedoms and responsibilities as fully sighted people. They also fund pioneering research into preventing and treating eye disease and promote eye health by running public health awareness campaigns.

HENSHAWS SOCIETY FOR BLIND PEOPLE (HSBP)

John Derby House

88-92 Talbot Road

Old Trafford

Manchester

M16 0GS

U.K

Tel: 0161 872 1234

Email: info@hsbp.co.uk

Henshaws provides a wide range of services for people who have sight difficulties. They aim to enable visually impaired people of all ages to maximise their independence and enjoy a high quality of life. They have centres in: Harrogate, Knaresborough, Liverpool, Llandudno, Manchester, Newcastle upon Tyne, Salford, Southport and Trafford.

THE GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND ASSOCIATION (GDBA)

Burghfield Common

Reading

RG7 3YG

U.K

Tel: 0870 600 2323


The GDBA's mission is to provide guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

ACTION FOR BLIND PEOPLE

14-16 Verney Road

London

SE16 3DZ

Tel: 0800 915 4666 (info & advice)

Tel: 020 7635 4800 (central office)

Registered charity with national cover who provide practical support in the areas of housing, holidays, information, employment and training, cash grants and welfare rights for blind and partially sighted people. Leaflets and booklets are available free of charge, including Getting On - A Guide To Services For Visually Impaired People. No SAE required.

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF THE BLIND AND DISABLED

Central Office

Swinton House

324 Grays Inn Road

London

WC1X 8DD

Tel: 020 7837 6103

Fax: 020 7278 0436

Textphone: 020 7837 6103

National League of the Blind and Disabled is a registered trade union and is involved in all issues regarding the employment of blind and disabled people in the UK.

THE ROYAL NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR THE BLIND

College Road

Hereford

HR1 1EB

Tel: 01432 376621

Fax: 01432 376628

Email:info@rncb.ac.uk

The Royal National College is a specialist residential College of further education and training, working with people from the age of 16, who are blind or partially sighted to promote their independence and potential. The RNC provides a range of full time programmes and short courses designed to prepare people for progression to Further Education, Higher Education and the world of work. If you need to update your skills to retain employment or to pursue a new career, the RNC's range of full time, short courses, employment assessment and work preparation programmes could be invaluable.

THE MACULAR DISEASE SOCIETY

PO Box 1870

Andover

Hampshire

SP10 9AD

Tel: 0845 241 2041

E-mail: info@maculardisease.org

This is a registered charity with national cover. It aims to be the main self-help organisation for people suffering from macular disease (loss of central vision). The Society has a dedicated eye donor scheme and sponsors its own Research Fellow working at London University on the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the condition.

THE BRITISH RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA SOCIETY

PO Box 350

MK18 1GZ

HELPLINE: 01280 860363 For support and counselling

Office: 01280 821334 For membership details and information materials

E-mail: lynda@brps.demon.co.uk

The BRPS is one of around twenty national organisations forming the International RP Association (IRPA). As a result of this international co-operation, RP research is now being carried out by around 200 scientists in ten or more countries. Their website contains a wealth of information about RP.

RNIB

105 Judd Street

London

WC1H 9NE

Tel: 0845 766 99 99 (UK callers only - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Textphone users call via Typetalk: 0800 51 51 52

The RNIB provides information, support and advice for anyone with a serious sight problem. They not only provide braille, Talking Books and computer training, but imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

If you want more information about the campaign to secure Photodynamic Therapy treatment for wet macular degeneration please call RNIB Campaigns on 020 7391 2123 or e-mail: campaign@rnib.org.uk

If you would like more information about AMD or PDT please call us on 020 7388 1266 and ask to speak to a member of our Eye Health Information Team. You can also e-mail: ehu@rnib.org.uk

VISIBILITY

2 Queens Crescent

Glasgow

G4 9BW

Tel: 0141 332 4632

E-mail: info@visibility.org.uk

Listening and responding to people affected by sight loss in the west of Scotland. For information on New View call the above number and ask to speak to David Logan.

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