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Agency Details: Sight Concern Bedfordshire

Telephone
01234 311555 (office)
01234 314888 (Fax)
Address
Kings House
245 Ampthill Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9AZ
E mail
Website
http://www.sightconcern.org.uk
Organisation status
Voluntary organisation

This agency is a registered charity.

Regions Served
Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire
We deal with the following groups
Visually impaired people
Opening Times
Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm, Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm (main office).

Monday, 11.00am - 5.00pm, Tuesday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm, Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm, (Luton Central Library)
Accessibility
Disabled access
Areas of law on which we give advice
Benefits, Community Care, Debt, Discrimination, Employment, Housing, Immigration
Level of service
General advice given on other services. Benefits support given through to representation at Tribunal.
We deal with the following other services
Sight Concern will advise and give information on any issue affecting people with a visual impairment including advice on low vision aids and equipment including IT.
Description
We aim to enhance the independence and quality of life of Severely Sight Impaired (Blind) or Sight Impaired (Partially sighted) people living in Bedfordshire and Luton. We offer a range of information, advice and support services which are delivered by paid staff and volunteers.
Outreach Services Available
Luton Central Library
St Georges Square
Luton
LU1 2NG
Accreditation
None
Referral Procedures
Telephone to make an appointment
Extra Services
Advocacy services, General support services, Befriending services, Training and practical support services.
Telephone advice
9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday - Thursday
9.00am - 4.00pm - Friday (main office).
Face-to-face advice
Drop-in service available and home visits provided
Other information
Interpreting service available via the local authority. Information leaflets and newsletter available in large print, audio, or braile. A transcription service - audio, large print and braille is charged on an individual basis. Visual awareness training available