Wakefield District Sight Aid
Public phone: 01924 215555
Website URL: http://www.wdsa.org.uk
Service offered: Local charity providing support to those affected by sight impairment to improve their confidence and independence through: Advice and support (by phone or at the office) / Home visits to assess for, provide, and advise on the use of certain safety equipment / Regular Equipment Demonstration and Advice events / Referrals for Talking Newspapers and Talking Books / Administration of British Wireless for the Blind Fund equipment / Campaigning and awareness raising on sight loss related matters / Community outreach work to reduce social isolation (e.g. day trips, coffee mornings) / Befriending services (in person and by phone) / Quarterly newsletter in a variety of formats including large print, Braille, audio (USB and CD), and email / Signposting to other services and sources of support / Partnerships with relevant organisations locally and nationally
Target group: Visually impaired people, their families, carers and sight care professionals.
Area served: Wakefield Metropolitan District Council area.
How to contact: Phone (01924 215555), make an appointment, email, write or call in (Suspended during coronavirus pandemic) during opening hours (Monday to Thursday 09.30 – 13.30) .
Monday: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Tuesday: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Wednesday: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Thursday: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Office Hours: As above
Wheelchair access: Yes - full
Accessible toilets: Yes
Access notes: Free roadside parking available. Ground floor premises. Home visits for people unable to attend the office.
Languages other than English:
Charity number: 1140483
Year established: 1869
Staffing: 4 part time staff + volunteers.
Public transport: Talking bus 110 stops right outside (Bus stop: Annie Street).
Record last checked: 27 August 2020