Wales Council of the Blind

North Wales Society of the Blind

Description: NWSB provide practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages throughout North Wales. They work to promote independence, choice and confidence whilst also providing the essential services them members tell them are important to them.

Weblink: http://www.nwsb.org.uk

Tel: 01248 353 604

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

Audio Transcription

A bilingual (English and Welsh) audio recording service producing talking books and talking newspapers.

VI Awareness Training

Advice and training which will help raise awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people in both work and social situations. The training typically includes: low vision awareness, sighted guide techniques and demonstration, eye conditions, communication skills, aids and equipment demonstrations, practical advice and guidance.

NWSB Resource Centre

Located at 325 High Street in Bangor, the resource centre is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. The centre is an invaluable source of advice, information and practical demonstrations. They have a wide range of equipment on display ranging from magnifiers to mobile phones. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are on hand to demonstrate and advise on their use.

Dr. Rhydian James Grant Fund

A grant to empower and enable future generations of people who are blind and partially sighted to reach their goals and fulfil their aspirations whatever they may be. Applicants in receipt of means-tested benefits will be given priority. They are happy to consider applications for specialist software, equipment and specialist training in the use of access technology.

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group

All walks are held on Wednesdays . Meet at North Wales Society for the Blind, 325 High Street, Bangor. 10.30 am.

NWSB General Grants

The general grant fund may award grants of up to £100 to individuals who are registered sight impaired or severely Sight impaired who also live in North Wales. The fund may provide grants for items which have been specifically designed for people with impaired vision. Contact Steve Thomas via the contact details below.

NWSB Children's Fund

The children's fund was established to help meet the needs of children who have impaired vision, by providing special needs grants and specialist equipment. Many families with young children who have vision impairments will have experienced lengthy delays and numerous application forms when applying for essential equipment like a CCTV</a> system or specialist computer software. We hope to be able to attract enough support to be able to help meet some of these needs.

NWSB Children's Mentor System

We have several volunteer mentors who provide guidance and reassurance to their younger peers, their help and guidance is invaluable, they are positive role models who are themselves registered blind or partially sighted. The Mentors give children and young people the opportunity to ask awkward questions and are able to work with their younger peers to develop confidence and new skills.

Gwrando

Welsh language talking book service.

North Wales Society of the Blind Club

The Club is held at no 20 Station Rd, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BU. We get together every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, from 11-1 pm. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. We have guest speakers, entertainment also go out on day trips. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

NWSB Assistive Technology

Our technology service enables individuals to become more independent and access information, and includes specialist training advice and guidance from an experienced tutor who will work with you through a program of individual learning aims to help you reach your personal goals. We can advise on appropriate technology or software including: accessibility options; magnification and speech software; tablet devices including the iPad and Kindle.

Events associated with this provider:

26th of February 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

11th of March 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

20th of March 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

25th of March 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

8th of April 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

17th of April 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

22nd of April 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

13th of May 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

15th of May 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

27th of May 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

10th of June 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

19th of June 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

24th of June 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

8th of July 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

17th of July 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

22nd of July 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

12th of August 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

21st of August 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

26th of August 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

9th of September 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

18th of September 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

23rd of September 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

14th of October 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

16th of October 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

28th of October 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

11th of November 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

20th of November 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

25th of November 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

9th of December 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

18th of December 2024

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group (Bangor)

The North Wales society working in partnership with Snowdonia National Park Authority to provide leisure opportunities and facilitate access to a wide range of organised walks. Sighted guide companionship and transport from Bangor is available, the group is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and is a fantastic way of meeting new friends. All the walks are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - For more information contact the society on 01248 353604

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

23rd of December 2024

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

13th of January 2025

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind

27th of January 2025

North Wales Society of the Blind Club (Colwyn Bay)

The group get together in a relaxed atmosphere every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, 20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, from 11am - 1pm. Refreshment are available during the morning and our volunteers collect orders for lunch time. Guest speakers attend the club to deliver interesting talks and local musicians provide entertainment. When the weather is good we venture out on organised day trips. The club is the perfect opportunity for people with sight loss to come together to socialize and make new friends. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

Hosted by - North Wales Society of the Blind