Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People


The aim of the Society is to enhance the quality of life for all visually impaired people within the Metropolitan Borough of Bury.

Resource Centre
Hundreds of items of specialised and adapted equipment are available to help visually impaired people with daily living both in and away from home. These can be tried out and purchased from our Centre.

Information Home Visits
Information home visits are available on request for visually impaired people in Bury who would like to know more about services that are available.

Advice and Information
Advice and information leaflets on many issues surrounding visual impairment are freely available at the Resource Centre.

Home Visiting Service
Volunteers are recruited and trained by the Society to be placed with visually impaired people who need help in a variety of ways.

Hospital Information Service
A word of reassurance from one of our Hospital Information staff can often alleviate anxiety that can then lead to other areas of help available through the Society.

Library Services
All branches of the Public Library in the Borough contain a facility for visually impaired people. The main branches at Whitefield and Bury have more services than those in the more rural areas.

Daily Living Skills
Performing everyday tasks in the home can be difficult for newly registered blind and partially sighted people. Our aim is to help you to adapt and cope with these daily tasks so that you can maintain your independence.

Blind Awareness Training
Most people who have the gift of sight find it difficult to comprehend the problems faced by visually impaired people.

Our Blind Awarness Training is designed to show that, visually impaired people cope remarkably well. Group sessions demonstrating guiding techniques and practising everyday tasks with the help of specialised equipment show that much can be achieved.

Social Activities
Our research has shown that the onset of visual impairment often results in loss of social contact and we are continually asked for help with this problem.

Monthly and annual social gatherings are organised by the Society to bring visually impaired people together providing the opportunity for social interaction whilst enjoying refreshments and being entertained.
Maintaining and improving our services depends very much on the voluntary help we receive from various sources. The society is funded by legacies and voluntary donations which are desperately needed to supplement the grants we receive.

If you would like to make a donation or leave us a legacy in your will please contact us by telephone, fax or simply fill in the email. We will then contact you.


Contact Information

Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People

Wolstenholme House
4 Tenterden Street

Tel: 0161 763 7014