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LINKS PAGE

There are lots of resources – and concessions! – available to people with a sight impairment. The links below are to other organisations who provide a service or support for sight impairment.

Further information about different concession schemes can be found at the bottom of this list under the heading “Concessions for Blind and Partially Sighted People”

Audio Books and Talking Newspapers


Bexhill Talking News
http://www.bexhilltalkingnewspaper.org/

Brighton and Hove Talking Newspapers
http://www.brightontnb.co.uk/

Calibre Audio Library
http://www.calibre.org.uk/

Eastbourne Talking Newspaper Association
https://www.eastbournetna.org.uk

 Lewes and District Talking Newspaper Association
https://www.escis.org.uk/health/lewes-and-district-talking-newspaper-association-or-phoenix-talking-post 

RNIB Talking Books
http://www.rnib.org.uk/books

Wealden Talking News
Covering Seaford and Newhaven, Polegate and Hailsham, Crowborough and Uckfield, and Heathfield and District (including Battle and Wadhurst with surrounding villages)
https://wealdentalkingnews.org.uk

 

VI Sport


Sound Tennis Sussex
http://www.soundtennissussex.org.uk/

 

IT & Computers


UCanDoIT
http://www.ucandoit.org.uk/

 

Sight Loss Charities


Blatchington Court Trust – Providing support for children and up to the age of 30
http://blatchingtoncourt.org/web/

Eastbourne Blind Society
Providing support to blind and partially sighted people in the Eastbourne area
http://www.eastbourneblindsociety.org.uk/

Hastings & Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind
Providing support to blind and partially sighted people in the Hastings area
http://www.hrvab.org.uk/

RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind)
http://www.rnib.org.uk/about-rnib/what-we-do

 

East Sussex Services


East Sussex Community Information Service
Find out about other services in East Sussex
https://www.escis.org.uk/

East Sussex 1Space
https://www.eastsussex1space.co.uk/

Street Learning
Free courses for all Wealden and Eastbourne residents aged 19+ all you need to do is book your place! Providers include Sussex Downs College, Now! Training, ACRES, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, SCDA and ESCC Libraries
www.wealden.gov.uk/streetlearning

 

Concessions for Blind and Partially Sighted People


Blind Person’s Tax Allowance
If you’re registered Severely Sight Impaired then you can claim this allowance. It will be added to your Personal Tax Allowance, increasing how much you can earn each year before you start paying tax.
https://help.rnib.org.uk/help/money-benefits/benefits/blind-allowance

Bus Pass
Blind and partially sighted people are entitled to a Disabled Person’s Bus Pass that provides free travel during off-peak hours. Find out more and apply via East Sussex County Council:
https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/public/concessionaryfares/buspass/disabled

Cinema Card
People with vision impairment can purchase a Cinema Exhibitioners’ Association Card. This card will allow a companion to go to the cinema with you for no extra cost
https://www.ceacard.co.uk/

Disabled Person’s Railcard
If you have a visual impairment, you qualify for purchasing a Disabled Person’s Railcard which will give you 1/3 discount off your rail travels
http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/

TV Licence concession
Blind/Severely Sight Impaired people can get a 50% discount on their TV Licence
http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/check-if-you-need-one/for-your-home/blindseverely-sight-impaired-aud5?WT.mc_id=r007&x=0

Theatre Companion Concession  Eastbourne Theatres offer a concession for people with disabilities and their companion. Find out more through their Box Office
https://www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk/your-visit/booking-information