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Wakefield District Sight Aid

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Wakefield District Sight Aid
Parkside Centre
Leeds Road

Public phone: 01924 215555


Website URL:

General information

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

Friday: Closed

Weekends: Closed

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.

Other information

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


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