Services Available in Bristol

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Living with sight loss courses

Our one, two or six day community based, confidence building courses provide information, advice, support and practical solutions to independent living.

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Children, young people and families

With the right support children can take part in exciting activities, develop friendships and have fun growing up without feeling excluded.

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Technology assistance

Our technology team can advise and train you with technology that can support you with employment, hobbies, keeping in touch with family and more.

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We provide practical advice and support for people living with sight loss from finding or staying in work to retirement.

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Welfare rights

Our Independent Living Coordinators can advise on keeping your independence; from money, benefits to housing and travel. It's best to seek advice at the earliest opportunity.

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More information

Additional services:

Action Talking Therapy Network

Blind and partially sighted adults are welcome to receive assistance through our emotional support and counselling service. This free service includes one to one or group sessions either at our Centre in Bedminster or at your own home.


We recognise that early support enables people to achieve independence and improve quality of life by regaining daily living skills, orientation, mobility and communication. We provide this service for partially sighted and blind adults who live within Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Resource Centre

Bristol has a resource centre which provides an excellent opportunity for you to get advice, find information about local services and try out or buy equipment, such as talking clocks, watches, kitchen aids, magnifiers and large button telephones. 

Opening hours: 9.30am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays.

Christmas opening hours:


  • Friday 23  9.30am – 5pm
  • Monday 26  - Closed
  • Tuesday 27 - Closed
  • Wednesday 28 - 9.30am – 5pm
  • Thursday 29 - 9.30am – 5pm  
  • Friday 30 – 9.30am – 5pm


  • Monday 2  – Closed
  • Tuesday 3 – 9.30am – 5pm  

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