OBAC (Organisation of Blind Africans and Caribbeans)
1st Floor, Gloucester House
8 Camberwell New Road
Public phone: 020 7735 3400
Website URL: http://www.obac.org.uk
Service offered: Advice, information and support for disabled people, in particular blind and partially sighted African and Caribbean people on education, employment, training, housing and health. Counselling on sight loss, money management training. Legal advice and casework on benefits, entitlements welfare rights, disability rights and immigration. Attending tribunals, advocacy and Health and well being workshops. Befriending. Social activities and networking. Outreach services and transcription service.
Target group: Disabled people from ethnic minority backgrounds; our primarily focus are blind and partially sighted African and Caribbean people. We have extended our remit to people with physical and other sensory impairment and long term disabling health conditions from other ethnic minority communities.
Area served: All London.
How to contact: Drop-in, phone (020 7735 3400), email or write.
Monday: 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 5pm
Friday: 9.30am - 5pm
Wheelchair access: Yes - limited
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Chair lift. Home visits can be arranged.
Languages other than English: Arabic, French, Ibo, Krio, Somali, Yoruba and access to interpreters.
Charity number: 1142005
Year established: 1988
Staffing: 7 part time staff.
Public transport: Oval tube. Buses 36, 59, 133, 159, 185, 436.
Record last checked: 04 September 2018