The Society provides a wide range of services to visually impaired people, their carers and family members in order to meet a variety of needs. We understand that every vision impairment is different, so we are passionate about delivering the services you need.
We offer free information, advice, and support, to blind and visually impaired adults and children in Huntingdonshire. Whether you need assistance towards an entitlement application, technical advice on a piece of equipment, practical solutions to an everyday problem, or just want someone to talk to, you can be assured of a warm friendly response from the team at Hunts Blind.
You can contact our team 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday, by phoning 01480 453438 to arrange an appointment. When we are not in the office you can leave a message on our answerphone and we will call back as soon as possible. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here.
Below are the services we offer to support those with vision impairment.
We have a wide variety of equipment for demonstration ranging from daily living aids to magnification and digital technology. Although we hold limited stock for purchase we can order equipment on your behalf. In some cases, equipment may be issued on free loan. Please contact us to make an appointment.
Depending on your interests you can join our social groups and member outings. We offer a range of groups and activities for blind and visually impaired adults and welcome family members and carers along to our activities too. The Social group activities range from an Arts & Crafts Group, Book Group, Walking Group, and Activities Group, or join one of our monthly groups where we hire local entertainers and speakers.
We can also assist you with transportation to the social groups that we arrange for a small additional fee. To find out further details, please check out our events.
Whether you’re using technology for the first time, or are tech-savvy, we are here to support you. We tailor our 1-1 sessions to you so that you can get the most out of your training session.
We are here to help you, offering advice on equipment, and specialist software. We encourage you to bring devices of your own which you want to use so that you can receive the training on your own equipment.
We also run a monthly online technology group where members have the opportunity to share experiences, ask questions about new products they may wish to buy, or find out how to maximise their current devices.
Being a carer can be demanding, so finding the time to look after your own wellbeing and health can be vital. To help look after yourself, it’s advisable to get a carer’s assessment. This gives you the chance to understand the impact of being a carer on your life, ways of managing your caring role, and help to find support services. The Society can refer you to other support organisations who can assist you with a carers assessment.
Here at Hunts Blind we offer a range of groups and activities for blind and visually impaired adults and welcome their families and carers along to our activities. View our social groups and activities.
As an agent for British Wireless for the Blind, the Society can refer you to receive a free audio device.
BWBF Connect enables the recipient to receive a device via a doorstep delivery. To receive a free device via BWBF Connect, you must meet the following criteria:
Resident in the UK
Registered or registerable blind or partially sighted
Over the age of eight
Receives Personal Independent (PIP) or receives a means-tested benefit (or parent/guardian if under 18).