Countryside experiences

Useful links

The following links are for organisations and services that may be of interest you. Organisations and services to East Sussex are listed first, then national organisations and services, then Social Activities which may interest you.

Organisations and services local to East Sussex

Eastbourne Blind Society supports people who are blind and partially sighted living in the Eastbourne area.

Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind supports people who are blind and partially sighted living in the Hastings area.

4-Sight is an association supporting people who are blind and partially sighted in West Sussex.

East Sussex Sensory Impairment Team provides services for older people living in East Sussex.

Blatchington Court Trust assists with education and development for young people living in Sussex.

Wealden Talking News produces news in a variety of formats for people in East Sussex.

Age Concern East Sussex provides services for the elderly in East Sussex.

Care for the Carers offers support to caers living in East Sussex.

East Sussex Consortium of Citizens Advice Bureaux provides details of the Citizens Adivice Bureaux's in East Sussex.

National organisations and services

RNIB is a national charity offering information, support and advice to overr two million people with sight loss.

Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.
Download Action for the Blind People's Getting On Publication. Download here (pdf).

Guide Dogs for the Blind provides guide dogs and mobility services to increase independence for peole who are blind or partially sighted.

The Eye Care Trust raises awareness of eye health and the importance of eyecare.

Macular Disease Society provides information and practical support for people diagnosed with macular disease.

The Look Up Service was launched by See Ability to offer information about eye care for people who have learning disabilities

Social Activities

City Synergy offers social activities for people with sight loss who live in the Brighton and Hove area.

Vocal Eyes is nationwide audio description service providing access to the arts.

Healthwalks - Brighton and Hove Council offers free, local walks led by experienced Walk Leaders.

London Blind Rambler's Club offers free organised walks with sighted guides in the London area.

Mid Susex Ramblers offers a varied programme of walks throughout the year to suit all ages and walking abilities.

Vitalise Holidays provides group holidays in the UK and worldwide for sighted and visually impaired, partially blind and blind holidaymakers.