Local Action Team
Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach. Our Carlisle team has deep roots in the local community, which helps us to best meet the needs of our blind and partially sighted service users. This grassroots approach is consistent across all of our offices throughout England.
Action for Blind People’s core services are available out of our Preston office.
Our specialist services
In addition to the core services provided by the Preston team, our Carlisle team offers a specialist assistive technology service to meet the needs of our local community.
Facts and figures about sight loss
- Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss.
- 66 per cent of registered blind and partially sighted people of working age are not in employment.
- 9 out of 10 employers rate blind and partially sighted people as either 'difficult' or 'impossible' to employ.