Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) - Bristol (formerly Action for Blind People)
Description

After seven years of collaboration, Action for Blind People and RNIB have joined together as one charity under the RNIB name. We are reshaping RNIB in response to what our customers have told us they need and want from us.
This means all our activities from April 2017 will start to be delivered under the RNIB brand. This will allow us to help more blind and partially sighted people by combining our services, knowledge and expertise within one charity. Action’s vital work will continue through RNIB.
Wherever you may find yourself in the wide world of sight loss - whether you have just been diagnosed, have just been registered with a visual impairment or are finding coping with an existing or degenerative eye condition has become more of a challenge - We are here for you. Our services are designed to enable you to make the right choices to enjoy living independently.

We provide support for people living in Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Our services include:

● Children, Young People and Families
● Transition (Young People from 14 – 25yrs)
● Rehabilitation (Bristol & South Glos)
● Living with Sight Loss confidence-building courses
● Benefits, Housing and Transport
● Employment
● Assistive Technology - free training available in our Assistive Technology Training Suite
● Aids and Equipment - available to try in our Resource Centre
● Leisure and Recreation

There are also many activity groups and support groups who meet at our centre, including RNIB Connect. For more information please call the reception desk.

RNIB Connect is a growing community that brings together people affected by sight loss; including friends, families, campaigners and carers. It's free to join and take part in everything on offer! Meet others with similar experiences in our helpful, welcoming and supportive community. Talk to your local Community Facilitator Sophie Fox about joining the South West Connect Community Team. Tel: 0117 9341720 Mob: 0771 0069102 Email: Sophie.fox@rnib.org.uk

Bristol Resource Centre:
Losing your sight doesn't have to mean losing your independence. Visit our Resource Centre and meet are friendly team for advice, or a demonstration of some of our great products, which are all available to purchase.

You can also visit the RNIB online shop to browse available products before visiting the centres and you can purchase online.

Shop products:
● Big print calendars, diaries and address books
● Easy to see watches. Talking clocks and watches.
● Big button telephones and mobile phones.
● Desk and floor standing lamps.
● Liquid level indicators (for filling cups and glasses).
● Reading aids
● Labelling and cooking solutions.
● Leisure products such as large print scrabble and easy to see playing cards.
● Coin holders.
● Pill organisers.
● Sok-locks (to keep pairs of socks together in the washing machine).

Where to find us

RNIB
10 Stillhouse Lane
Bedminster
Bristol
BS3 4EB

Tel: 0117 953 7750
Email: bristol@actionforblindpeople.org.uk

For further information, to check availability or to arrange a demonstration, please contact reception on 0117 953 7750 or the resource centre team on 0117 934 1728.

Organisation Type
Registered Charity
Alternative names
RNIB Group Royal National Institute of Blind People South West
This organisation provides support around
Personal Health Services Socialising / Out and About Emotional Support Living, Learning, Working Home Maintenance, Adaptation & Housing Getting Around
This organisation provides support for
Children & Young People Disabled People Visually Impaired
Regions
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset North Somerset Somerset
Is there a cost for these services?
No
Cost information

Most services free of charge.

How can people access this service?
Self Referral
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:30To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:30To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:30To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:30To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:30To 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
10 Stillhouse Lane
Address 2
Bedminster
Town
Bristol
Postcode
BS3 4EB

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Services

Helpline

Helpline service?

Helpline Details

Telephone number
Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Accessibility

Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
50 yards
Bus numbers?
20,21,24,25,52,75,76,89,90,330,331,511
Is there a rail station nearby?
Approx. distance?
Half a mile
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
200 yards
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
2
Disabled parking telephone
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?

Internal Access

On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Is there more than one floor at the premises?
Is there a lift?
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)

Dog run at rear of building.

Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?

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