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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Our helpline is ready to help you with any enquiry, you can get in touch by:

- Phone: 0303 123 9999 (Monday - Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm)
- Email:

Advice Service

Our Advice Service is a specialist team dedicated to providing you with in-depth help and advice on a range of issues.

Our friendly team provide a listening ear and are able to give advice to blind and partially sighted people, carers, friends, relatives and organisations helping people with sight loss.

What we can advise you on

Issues we can help with include:

- Common eye conditions and making the most of your remaining sight
- The help you are entitled to from your local authority
- Registering your sight loss
- Benefits, concessions and grants that you could be entitled to
- Daily living (including shopping, travel and technology)
- Employment
- Education
- Housing
- Leisure activities and sports
- Sources of local support and other organisations that may be useful to you.

As well as answering one-off enquiries, we can take the time to talk through a range of issues that are relevant or of interest to you. We can also provide short-term and medium-term casework and advocacy.

If your enquiry is about something that we cannot help with directly, we will always try to find you details of other organisations that can advise you.

Contact our Advice Service

Call us through the Helpline on 0303 123 9999 (Monday - Friday, 8.45am to 5.30pm)

Calls cost no more than a standard rate call to 01 or 02 numbers, and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. The price of calls varies between different providers, including between landline and mobile companies, so check with your provider if you are unsure.

You can also email
All ages
Days and Times
Monday 8.45am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 8.45am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 8.45am - 5.30pm
Thursday 8.45am - 5.30pm
Friday 8.45am - 5.30pm
Greenside House , 12-14 Hillside Crescent, Abbeyhill

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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0303 123 9999
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 24 March 2016