Recent news & events

Volunteers wanted for our new Shopping Service

We are looking for Volunteers who will train to become Sighted Guide Assistants, to help individuals get around in supermarkets.  If you can spare some time on a Monday morning and live within driving distance of the Shires Retail Park, why not give us a call.

If you would like further information please contact Sue Morris or Elaine Ball on 01926 411331

Valuing our Volunteers Event

We would like to invite you to another Valuing our Volunteers Event.  They are being held at our Drop-In Centres, details below.

Leamington Spa Drop-In Centre, Chandos Court, Chandos Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4YU on 2nd June 2014 at 11am
 
Rugby Drop-In Centre, Rugby Baptist Church, Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2AG on 4th June 2014 at 11am
 

Nystagmus Network Open Day, Leicester, June 28, 2014

More than 150 people will converge on the Grand Hotel, Leicester on June 28th for NN’s annual Open Day. The charity has chosen Leicester this year because it’s a recognised centre of expertise for nystagmus.

The nystagmus research team at Leicester University and Leicester Royal Infirmary is probably the biggest in the UK. Typically they see over 600 patients with nystagmus every year.  Delegates at Open Day will be able to meet members of Professor Gottlob’s team informally.

Atom 4 Eyes Blind Drive

Atom 4 Eyes Blind Drive Saturday 5th July 2014

At the Prodrive Circuit, Kenilworth in aid of Guide Dogs

Atom 4 Eyes Blind Drive are organising a fantastic experience for all in aid of Guide Dogs on Saturday 5th July, at the Prodrive Circuit, Oldwich Lane East, Kenilworth.

Crime prevention advice for the blind and partially sighted

Warwickshire County Council’s Community Safety and Trading Standards teams, in partnership with Warwickshire Police and Warwickshire Association For The Blind, have created a series of audio files for the blind and partially sighted that give crime prevention advice:

Guide Dogs: Bus Passenger Survey

The lack of audio visual (AV) final destination and next stop announcements on buses is a barrier to independence especially for blind and partially sighted people. Guide Dogs is campaigning to have AV installed on all new buses through its "Talking Buses" campaign.

Young Visually impaired man sets up a consultancy business to help to support organisations to cater for the needs of visually impaired customers

A young man from Cardiff has used his personal experience of living with a visual impairment to start his own business which aims to support organisations to cater for the needs of visually impaired customers.

From May 2014 Daniel aged 22 from Roath intends to provide training and consultancy services to busin

Macular Society calls for better education on sight loss hallucinations

Research published online today (14 May 2014) by the British Journal of Ophthalmology shows that vivid hallucinations experienced by people with sight loss last far longer and have more serious consequences than previously thought. 

The research, conducted by King’s College London in conjunction with the Macular Society, documented the experiences of 492 visually impaired people who had experienced visual hallucinations. They suggest there is a serious discrepancy between medical opinion and the realities of the condition.

Volunteer Vacancies

We have the following vacancies for volunteers

Southam club helper- alternate Wednesday afternoons

Kenilworth club helper / driver – every Tuesday afternoon

If you would like any further information please contact us on 01926 411331 or email enquiries@wa4b.org.uk

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