Here’s the news item about us which was on the TV news, many thanks to Margaret and Pauline for agreeing to star in the feature
It’s fantastic news that for the next 12 months we’re one of the Co-op’s local charity partners. This means that Co-op members across the district can support Halifax Society for the Blind each time they shop simply by choosing us as their reward partner. You can find out more about becoming a Co-op member here Coop Membership then all you need to do is select us as your nominated good cause.
Funds raised through this initiative will go towards the funding of information and training days for people diagnosed with sight loss. You could really play a big part and help us enable people to live full and independent lives. Thank you!
We are proud to announce that from next week, we’re providing a new and exciting service to supply local people with sight loaned special tablets and mobile phones. COVID19 has changed many things for people low or no vision, with social isolation and loss of independence being major themes.
Our Charity is at the forefront of funding and this kind of service, and we are extremely grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund, which working to deliver is part of the UK Government’s £750m support package for charities. Together, we are building an online community #CommunitiesCan.
For further details, contact our office on 01422 352383, or email email@example.com
This Tuesday’s Zoom session will be on the theme of ‘Books and Audiobooks’. Come along and share with the group which books or audiobooks you have been enjoying recently, or if you’re not much of a reader, you could recommend some good TV programmes or series. We can also share our ideas and experiences about how to make books, audiobooks and TV more accessible. Angie Matthews, one of our Sight Support Advisors, will be at the session, so if you need any further information or support in this area then feel free to ask.To receive the link to join the session, or if you need any support to access Zoom, please phone us on 01422 352383.### Advance notice of upcoming sessions ###Sept 29th – ‘Ask the ROVI’, with Sue Straw (Rehabilitation Officer, Calderdale Visual Impairment Team)Oct 6th – Coping with Stress workshop with Lou from Healthy Minds Calderdale Oct 13th – Quiz & Game session
AGM at 6pm on Tuesday 22nd September 2020. Due to COVID19, this meeting will be via Zoom.
For people who are not yet able to use Zoom there will be two question and answer sessions on our phone-based Social Rooms, with myself and two HSB Trustees. These will be held before and after the AGM. These will be on Monday 21st September and Monday 28th September at 11am. For further details please download the invite.
Covid 19 has greatly affected the way we deliver our services, but throughout the pandemic our staff and volunteers have risen to the challenge and developed a number of innovative new services which have enabled us to continue to provide the vital support that people rely on. Due to the current situation it is always worth contacting us to check on the up to date situation as we’re all living in uncertain times.
News of forthcoming events are published on page 11 of Look Out! and we will publish upcoming events on Facebook too. Alternatively, contact HSB’s office and you can be talked through what’s coming up.
We recently re-launched our new format for Look Out! HSB’s quarterly magazine, which is full of sight loss news, information events for local people. Look Out! is produced in 16 point print, which can be read by many with sight loss, and is available in either Braille or audio formats. It can be emailed to you a PDF and word document. To view each edition of Look Out!, visit our Newsletter page, or just contact our office to sign up.