Working with Blind and Visually Impaired Residents in the Accrington, Hyndburn and Rossendale Ares.

Welcome to the online home of the Accrington and District Blind Society.
We are an independent charity funded solely by donations and legacies.

Contact Us: 01254 233332

Our Story

Accrington & District Blind Society is one of the smaller independent local charities supporting people with a sight loss in the UK. We serve a large part of East Lancashire including Hyndburn and parts of Rossendale.

Our Resource Centre displays many useful items, information and equipment, from little ‘bump ons’ to CCTV magnifiers and everything in between like clocks, watches, magnifiers and liquid level indicators. All items to be used by people with a sight loss are sold at cost.

Established in 1875 we recently celebrated our 140th anniversary. We are completely volunteer led and rely on donations and legacies for our continued operation. As a voluntary organisation, we are very grateful to all our supporters and volunteers who work so hard to enable local blind and partially sighted people to see a better future.

Accrington & District Blind Society

Groups & Support

Sight Support Group

The group now¬†meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30am to about 12.30pm…

Children’s Service

This enthusiastic group offers support and practical assistance to children and young people with a sight loss…

Braille Group

The Braille Group is run by Chris Tattersall and is open to anyone with a sight loss who wants to learn Braille…

Macular Society

We encourage people with Macular Degeneration to join the Macular Society.

IT Sessions

If you have difficulty seeing and need help with a computer or tablet, help is available at our Sight Advice Centre.

Thursday Social Afternoon

This group meets each Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm. Members enjoy the informal support…

Accrington & District Blind Society

We are very grateful to the various clubs, associations and individuals across the district who realise the value of our work and are so generous to us.

Accrington & District Blind Society