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WELCOME TO
OUR WORLD

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CREATING POSITIVE CHANGE
FOR BLIND & PARTIALLY SIGHTED
PEOPLE LIVING IN A SIGHTED WORLD

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Society for the Blind

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How to contact
your local centre
Central Office

Howick House
Howick Park Avenue
Penwortham PR1 0LS
01772 744148

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Central Lancs
1a Farrington St.
Chorley
PR7 1DY
01257 275160
Registered Charity Number 526088

Sefton &
West Lancs
22 Wright St.
Southport
PR9 0TL
01704 534555

North Lancs
91 Balmoral Rd.
Morecambe
LA3 1SS
01524 414846
LET’S
TALK

01772 744148
or email us at: enquiries@galloways.org.uk
@gallowaysblind

/galloways

www.galloways.org.uk

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“WE’VE BEEN SUPPORTING THE
LOCAL BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED
COMMUNITY SINCE 1867”

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A WARM
WELCOME TO
GALLOWAY’S
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Galloway’s Society for the Blind aims to enable
people with a visual impairment to gain greater
independence and minimise the effects of
reduced vision. We support over 7,000 people a
year from our centres in Preston, Chorley,
Morecambe and Southport.

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Like any other major life event vision loss can
bring feelings of loneliness, helplessness, anxiety,
and depression. We are committed to working
with visually impaired people to
realise their potential through
our many programmes of
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activities and support.

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WE DO THIS...
Living with sight loss can be challenging. But we
are here to help people face the future with hope
and confidence. Our support services and
activities are shaped to benefit you and your
friends, family and others around you.
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• Social Groups
• Talking newspapers
• Audio transcription
• Information
• Advice & guidance
• Emotional support
• Outdoor pursuits
• Holidays & day trips

• Hospital based advice
• IT training
• Introduction to sight loss
• Living with sight loss
• Training programmes
• Specialist equipment
• Low vision training
• Telephone befriending

“OUR AIM IS TO REACH EVEN MORE
PEOPLE AFFECTED BY SIGHT LOSS WITH
HIGH QUALITY, HIGH IMPACT SERVICES”

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SO HOW DO
WE DO IT?

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Galloway’s relies on donations and legacies for
the majority of its income and every year we
need £1 million to help people living with sight
loss. There are an estimated 46,000 people living
with sight loss in our area and we know there is
so much more we can do.
If you have been affected by sight loss or would
like to know more about our services,
volunteering, fundraising or supporting our work
financially then please contact us via the details
on the back page of this leaflet.

“WE ARE AS ALWAYS, THANKFUL TO ALL THOSE
WHO SUPPORT US FINANCIALLY IN
THESE CHALLENGING ECONOMIC TIMES”

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IN NUMBERS

46,000

The estimated number of
people living with sight loss
in Lancashire and Sefton*

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Society for the Blind

50%
of people aged 90
and over are living
with sight loss

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MILLION
People in the UK
are living with
sight loss

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Around 60% of
people living with
sight loss are women.

Every day over 100 people in
the UK will start to lose their sight

Depression
is much
higher in
those people
with sight
problems