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OBAC (Organisation of Blind Africans and Caribbeans)

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OBAC (Organisation of Blind Africans and Caribbeans)
1st Floor, Gloucester House
8 Camberwell New Road

Public phone: 020 7735 3400


Website URL:

General information

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 (Suspended during coronavirus pandemic, please check website for up to date information), phone (020 7735 3400), email or website.


Monday: 9.30am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9.30am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm

Thursday: 9.30am - 5pm

Friday: 9.30am - 5pm

Weekends: Closed

Office Hours:


Wheelchair access: Yes - limited

Accessible toilets: Yes

Access notes: Chair lift. Home visits can be arranged.

Other information

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: 26 January 2022


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