SWINDON BLIND ASSOCIATION

Introduction

Welcome to the official Swindon Blind Association website! Please see below for small staff biographies, general information, events and contact details. On this page there is an introduction about the lead figureheads of the Swindon Blind Association, please take a read to gather some knowledge on the people behind our organisation by clicking on the three images below. 


Mike Beale


This is Mike Beale,

Secretary at Swindon Blind Association,

Dedicated to his town and the community

Our Logo


Swindon Blind Association Logo,

We are an independent charity that was formed in 1926,

We have been based at Craven House since 1937.

Mandy King


This is Mandy King,

The new Chairman of Swindon Blind Association,

and Daughter of our late Chairman, John Vickery

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SWINDON BLIND ASSOCIATION NOTICE BOARD

DATE TIME NOTICE CONTACT

 2nd September

 

10.00 - 12 noon

The  Resource Centre will be open for anyone who is visually impaired to view and try out a range of equipment including talking watches and clocks, screen readers plus other equipment specifically designed for your use.

 

 

 

 

24th September 10.00 - 12 noon The Visual Impairment Support Team organised by the Liaison Officer Chris Gough from the GWH Eye Clinic has its drop-in centre in Craven House. Please come along and chat to others experiencing the same challenges you face.  Refreshments provided.

Chris Gough on

(01793)

604858

       
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

INFORMATION

Welcome to the information page. Please see the information below for any contact details, external sites and other useful material we offer.

The Swindon Blind Association is an independent charity that was formed in 1926 and has been based at Craven House since 1937.

Websites that are linked with the Swindon Blind Association include the Swindon Bats Club and Swindon Talking Newspaper Website.

The Resource Centre contains a comprehensive range of aids and equipment for you to try; including talking clocks and watches, liquid level indicators, as well as reading aids which can be connected directly to your television. The Centre is open on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 12pm  or at other times by appointment. Beck Hall, adjoining Craven House is used by various clubs during the week, as listed below:

Swindon Blind Craft Club

The Swindon Blind Craft Club meets on Tuesdays at Craven House, between 10am and 1pm. 

Guide Dogs

The local Guide Dogs for the Blind Association also have regular meetings in Beck Hall at Craven House.

The Wednesday Social Club

The Social Club meets every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm. If you need it, transport can be provided.

CRAFT CLUB



Welcome to the Craft Club web-page - see the information below to learn about how the club is run, what happens and when it's running.

Swindon Blind Craft Club meets on Tuesdays between 10 am and 1 pm
You can enjoy a wide variety of activities, including creating baskets, painting and tile decoration!
Ensure you check Swindon Talking News for any updates about the Craft Club:
CLICK HERE

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GUIDE DOGS

Welcome to the Guide Dogs web-page - see the information below to find out who to contact for more information regarding the Guide Dog committee meetings.


The local Guide Dogs for the Blind Association also hold regular committee meetings. For more information contact Alan Fletcher on (01793) 827589.

 

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SWINDON BATS

Welcome to the Swindon Bat's Page!

Swindon Bats have a social club which meets in Beck Hall in the afternoon on the second Monday in the month.
For further information telephone 07776443845

 

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WEDNESDAY CLUB


Welcome to the Wednesday Club web-page - the Wednesday Club is a Social Club that meets every Wednesday from 14:00 to 16:00. The meetings are held in Beck Hall at Craven House, more information is provided below including transport information on how to get to Craven House.

Don't worry if you can't get here - Transport will be provided.
Thamesdown Transport services 12,15,22,25, 70A and 72A as well as Stagecoach services 9, 19,and 49 stop almost opposite Craven House and there is a pedestrian controlled crossing nearby.

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CONTACT

If you have any queries, don't hesitate to contact us

Craven House, 145 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3BU

Phone: 01793 523374

Email: sbaswindon@talktalk.net

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