Action for Blind People encourages user participation in a number of ways. For example, you can join a group, attend events as an Action representative or respond to surveys and questionnaires. Users hold meetings where visually impaired people can meet staff to discuss and influence, the development of local services, as well as get involved in national projects, campaigns and events.
For more information contact the Bristol Office www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Here are a number of groups where visually impaired people and their families can get together to socialise and share experiences:
Macular Disease Socity - Local Groups
The MDS Groups in Bath and Bristol meet at least once a month. For contact details, click on the following weblink:
RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) Society - Local Groups
To find out about local branches and events click on the following weblink:
Visually Impaired Association Bristol
A group of visually impaired people who meet every Friday to offer mutual support and discuss common problems – with outside speakers and regular outings. Ring Graham Joyner on 0117 979 9946 to find out more.
Avon Sports and Leisure Social Club
Holds monthly meetings as well as running sporting activities and other events.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sylvie Gallimore on 0117 979 3109 for more details.