Birmingham Focus on Blindness Profile
Birmingham Focus on Blindness has provided services and support to those with sight impairment for over 150 years.
We also offer guidance and support to the relatives and carers of those with sight impairment. Our aim is to help people overcome the disability of blindness. We want them to participate in employment and social activities and play an active part in the City. We want to enhance the quality of life for those with sight impairment and enable them to enjoy happy and independent lives, so that they live their lives to the full.
Last year we provided care, help or advice on 36,000 different occasions to the residents of Birmingham.
We estimate that there are currently over 30,000 children and adults in Birmingham that have some form of sight impairment - and this figure is growing. Some of these people have been born with a sight problem; some may have it as a result of an accident, whilst others may have developed a problem at some stage throughout their life. A number of these people also have other disabilities.
Due to the aging population and an increase in certain eye conditions, we have found that more and more people are in need of our services than ever before. In fact we are now consistently providing help, advice, care, support, as well as daily visits, on more than 3,000 occasions each month. Annually, that figure reaches an astonishing 36,000.
Our services include:
Practical and emotional support to people throughout the City: Home visits: Clubs and groups: Rehabilitation advice.Telephone Helpline 0121 478 5222
Resource Centre Shop.
We have a range of products in our showroom, which have been designed to enable people with sight problems to live their daily lives more independently.
Low Vision Assessment Centre.
Practical advice on visual aids: Practical advice on how to use colour contrast and lighting: Issue of low vision aids free of charge and training in their use: Counselling and emotional support.
Multiple Disability Services Unit.
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of people who have other forms of disability as well as sight impairment:
Did you know that throughout the period April 2004 to March 2005 our Low Vision Department provided care, help or advice on 4,529 different occasions to the residents of Birmingham?
Did you know that throughout the period April 2004 to March 2005 our Multiple Disability Services provided care on 969 different occasions to the residents of Birmingham?
Did you know that throughout the period April 2004 to March 2005 Community Services Team provided care, help or advice on 27,426 different occasions to the residents of Birmingham?
Did you know that throughout the period April 2004 to March 2005 our Resource Centre provided, help or advice on 3,733 different occasions to the residents of Birmingham?
Birmingham Focus on Blindness Locality of Operation
Birmingham Focus on Blindness Areas of Benefit
48 Woodville Road, Harborne, Birmingham
Tel - 0121 478 5200
Fax - 0121 478 5203
Websites and Email Contact
The website of Birmingham Focus on Blindness is - http://www.birminghamfocus.org.uk
Number of Trustees
The total number at Birmingham Focus on Blindness is 5+
Donate Webpage Available
There are Donate Webpage Available at Birmingham Focus on Blindness
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