About Us

About Accrington Blind Society

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.

Thank you to everyone who attended and made our Live, Grow and Share event such a success, we are currently working on the findings and analysing the various contributions and will publish them shortly

Please keep up with our latest news by visiting our FACEBOOK PAGE.

How To Find Us

We’re open Tuesdays and Thursdays.

We are located 32 Bank Street, Accrington BB5 1HP some 150 yds from Accrington Market Hall along Little Blackburn Road.

Free on street Car Parking is available on Bank Street and in the locality. There are 2 reserved parking spaces for ‘Blue Badge’ holders directly opposite our premises.

If traveling by Train, we are a 400yd level walk along Blackburn Road from Accrington Railway Station.