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BID Services Northumberland

BID Sight Loss Drop In Service

BID Services is a charity working in partnership with children, young people and adults and their families and carers. It supports people who are deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired or have a dual sensory loss. Specialist service areas include advocacy, employment, British Sign Language interpreting and training, rehabilitation and mobility training, specialist equipment, residential care, social work, support for tinnitus and housing related services.

BID Services Northumberland is trying to further promote services across the community by having promotional tables at a range of venues for people to come along and discuss sight loss. There will be equipment on display and information leaflets available on different sight conditions. The people manning the table are qualified professionals within the sight loss area and are able to answer any questions you may have. Please see below where you can go and when to have a chat with the BID Services team.

For more information call 01670 293150.

 

Prudhoe Waterworld

Monday 17 February, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 25 June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Friday 23 October, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

 

Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham

Monday 17 February, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Tuesday 25 June, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Friday 23 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

Swan Centre, Berwick

Monday 20 January, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Wednesday 20 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Thursday 24 September, 10.30am – 12.30pm

 

Willowburn Leisure Centre, Alnwick

Monday 20 January, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Wednesday 20 May, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 24 September, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Ashington Leisure Centre

Monday 20 April, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Wednesday 19 August, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 4 December, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

Riverside Leisure Centre, Morpeth

Monday 20 April, 11.30am – 1.30pm

Wednesday 19 August, 11.30am – 1.30pm

Friday 4 December, 11.00am – 1.00pm

 

Blyth Sports Centre

Wednesday 25 March, 11.30am – 1.30pm

Thursday 23 July, 11.30am – 1.30pm

Friday 20 November, 11.00am – 1..00pm

 

Concordia Leisure Centre, Cramlington

Wednesday 25 March, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 23 July, 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Friday 20 November, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Confidence Building – Living with Sight Loss

Are you recently diagnosed with sight loss? Have you lived with it for a while but are unsure of what support there is for you?

This new course from Northumberland County Blind Association can help you to gain confidence and knowledge through interactive workshops and talks. Share experiences, advice and support and hear how others have overcome the challenges of sight loss.

Courses are run in conjunction with RNIB and take place every Wednesday from 16 May to until 6 June 2018.

For information contact: 01670 514316.

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Sighted Guided Training 2018

Northumberland County Blind Association is holding some more family and friends Sighted Guided Training sessions. The sessions will enable you to safely and confidently guide someone with sight loss. Sessions will take place on:

Tuesday 23 January: 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 28 February: 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Tuesday 27 March: 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

To book a place please call: 01670 514316 or email: karen.stuart@ncba.org.uk.

If you would like to help people with sight loss to get out and about this inspirational session is for you. The training will help you safely and confidently guide someone who has sight loss

Sighted Guiding Training

If you would like to help people with sight loss to get out and about this inspirational session is for you. The training will help you safely and confidently guide someone who has sight loss. Four sessions are available:

Tuesday 3 October: 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 5 October: 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

To book a place please call: 01670 514316 or email: karen.stuart@ncba.org.uk.

Events

Glaucoma Patient Support Group

This support group from the International Glaucoma Association is a chance to meet other people living with glaucoma over a cup of tea, and to hear from local and national charities about support services.

Refreshments provided.

 For details please contact: Hannah Morrow on 07854 821 911 or email: h.morrow@iga.org.uk

          

 

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