The COVID-19 virus is now defined by the World Health Organisation as a pandemic. This means that the virus or mutations of the virus are spreading rapidly and high standards of care and caution are required.
BlindAid is currently consistently reviewing and revising policy and procedure with the very best interests of our service users at heart. The higher percentage of and therefore, the majority of our service users, can be considered in the higher/high risk categories.
BlindAid has now taken the decision, in the interests of the safety of our staff, tutors, volunteers and service users, that from Monday 16 March 2020 we will:
- Temporarily move our Community Sight Support service to a telephone based service.
- Temporarily close our Community Projects.
- Temporarily put our coffee events on hold.
Our staff will still be working and available on usual contact numbers/email addresses.
For general enquiries, you can still call our main number: 0207 403 6184 or contact us at email@example.com
BlindAid has over 180 years of experience of delivering emotional and practical support to blind and visually impaired people living in the 12 inner London Boroughs and the City of London.
Our core service is our Community Sight Support service; we also provide Community Projects where people can attend free classes. We offer grants to support independent living (subject to criteria). We also run fortnightly Coffee Events in Tower Hamlets and Southwark.
Our enthusiastic outreach team is dedicated to working alongside our Service Users offering friendly company and conversation as well as information and links to other useful organisations. We aim to improve quality of life and to promote independence.
All our services are provided free of charge for our Service Users.
We can provide support in the following Boroughs:
- Hammersmith & Fulham
- Islington & The City
- Kensington & Chelsea
- Tower Hamlets