Here you can find some links to other services that we work closely with.
Action for Blind People
Action for Blind People has been offering vital support for people who are blind and partially sighted for over 150 years. They have been known under different names but supporting blind and partially sighted people has always been at the heart of what they do.
Telephone: 0303 123 9999
Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK, formerly St Dunstan’s, believe that no one who has served our country should battle blindness alone. They provide specialist practical and emotional support to over 6000 blind veterans, family members and carers. In 2013-14, they helped 854 new blind veterans. Their No One Alone campaign is reaching out to the tens of thousands of veterans who may be eligible, but don’t and currently aren’t aware of it.
Telephone: +44 20 7723 5021
Blind Children UK
Blind Children UK, formerly National Blind Childrens Society, is the leading charity for children and young people with sight loss.
They help children and their families tackle the challenges of young sight loss so that they can enjoy their childhood and realise their potential as adults.
Telephone: 0800 781 144
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) are there for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you’re losing your sight or you’re blind or partially sighted, their practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.
Telephone: 0303 123 9999
The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. With over 22,000 members they are the largest membership group in the sight loss sector and the voice of people with macular conditions. They provide free information and support to improve lives and ensure no one has to face macular disease alone. There are around 300 Macular Society support groups around the UK and beyond, including one in Jersey.
Telephone: 0300 3030 111
Guide Dogs for the Blind UK
Guide Dogs for the Blind UK provide mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment, educate the public about eye care and fund eye disease research.
Telephone: 0118 983 5555
RP Fighting Blindness
RP Fighting Blindness was founded in 1975 by a number of people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The group was concerned at the lack of knowledge about RP in the medical profession, the lack of a treatment or cure, and the lack of support for people with RP, and so decided to do something about it.
RP Fighting Blindness has since evolved into a respected medical research charity and a nationwide organisation providing support and information. They remain grounded in our volunteer roots as they seek to help patients live with RP and fund cutting edge research into the causes of and potential treatments for the disease.
Telephone: 0845 123 2354
The charity was established in 1985 and has been at the forefront in the promoting a better understanding of the condition as well as leading the way in funding the research to find effective treatments. The Nystagmus Network is widely accepted as the leading source for all information relating to nystagmus and has held various international research workshops.
International Glaucoma Association
The International Glaucoma Association provide help to everyone affected by sight loss from glaucoma.
Their information is for everyone who is interested in glaucoma, people who have just been diagnosed, or anyone living with glaucoma.
They run a helpline, provide free leaflets, set up patient support groups, provide a buddying scheme and fund professional research that helps with the detection, management and treatment of glaucoma.
Telephone: 01233 64 81 70
Jersey Employment Trust
The Jersey Employment Trust (JET) is a charitable trust. Their primary role is to assist people with a disability to find and sustain open employment. JET is made up of a number of specialised support services which enable people to access a flexible range of options that can be tailored to their specific needs. They have a fully adapted training facility at our Oakfield site, where people can train in comfort and with the latest technology.
Telephone: 01534 788900
Guernsey Blind Association
The Guernsey Blind Association is a charity to assist with the care and welfare of those with a visual impairment living within the Bailiwick of Guernsey, helping to maintain independent living skills at home and in the workplace.
Telephone: 01481 236933
Community alarms / Alarms for the elderly
Emergency call system to be used in the home for people who are frail and on their own at any time -activated by a push button that automatically phones for help. The service was launched in 1991 specifically for frail, elderly people who live alone in the community and for people with disabilities. There are about 500 alarms in operation in Jersey, and on average three emergency calls are dealt with each week.
Telephone: 01534 443074
Jersey Road Safety
Promoting road safety within the Island community, in line with the strategic plan on road safety. Promoting public awareness regarding road safety within the Island. Plan, organise and take part in the running of road safety campaigns within the Island.