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Hearing & Visual Listings


Action on Hearing Loss

(Previously RNID _ Royal National Institute of Deaf People.) This is a large national organisation that provides a wide range of equipment, information about ear conditions, advice on coping with deafness, specialist residential services, communication support and a range of other services. There is a local drop in group at Wellington Library. For more information...

Phone: 03330 144 525 Email: information@hearingloss.org.uk Website: https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)



deafPLUS is a voluntary organisation which provides a range of services to people who are Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing. Nationally, deafPLUS services include: Advocacy, advice and employment support Personal support and development In Somerset, deafPLUS run a Mobile Advisory Service that carries equipment and information, and visits towns and villages throughout the county....

Phone: 01225 446555 or 07751 853649 Email: kate.harris@deafPLUS.org Website: https://www.deafplus.org/where-we-are/somerset/ (Opens in new window)



Supporting blind and partially sighted people

Phone: 0303 123 9999 Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk Website: https://www.rnib.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


Somerset Community Foundation Grants

Somerset Community Foundation based at Bath and West Showgrounds Shepton Mallet deal with various grants. One of which is a DFG for the installation of a T-audio loop system for village halls so that the hard of hearing can attend talks etc. Types of grants include those for groups and individuals. More info available at:...

Phone: 01749 344949  Website: https://www.somersetcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/foundation-grants (Opens in new window)


Somerset Sight

Somerset Sight is the local Charity helping blind and visually impaired people, providing services and assistance and activities, and a resource center where items to assist visually impaired people can be bought and advice given on such aides. It has a mobile resource unit which travels around the county, taking out these items and services....

Phone: 01823 333818 Email: administration@somersetsight.org.uk Website: https://www.somersetsight.org.uk/ (Opens in new window)


Specsavers. Home Eye Tests

Our team of mobile opticians provide a comprehensive eye care service to those who cannot get to us without assistance. You can benefit from a free NHS-funded eye test, great offers and high standards of care – all from the comfort of your own home. Website www.specsavers.co.uk/home-eye-tests

Phone: 0800 198 1132  Website: https://www.specsavers.co.uk/home-eye-tests (Opens in new window)