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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...
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....
Supporting blind and partially sighted people
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 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....
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)