RNIB Helpline - 0303 123 9999 (8am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm on Saturdays).
Glaucoma UK - 01233 64 81 70 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Macular Society - 0300 3030 111 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm), or email email@example.com.
Blind Veterans UK – supporting ex-service men and women of all generations with sight loss - 0800 389 7979.
Association of Blind Asians - 0113 210 3347 – this Leeds-based charity can help with benefit claims, advocacy, aids/adaptations, social events and emotional and physical exercise. Find out more about the suppport they offer online at www.abaleeds.org.uk or via their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ABALeeds.
The Silver Line - 0800 4 70 80 90 - The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Wakefield Council – for all general enquiries, please call 0345 8 506 506. For Social Care Direct, please call 0345 8 503 503.
Turning Point Talking Therapies – a self-referral service supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties, including anxiety, low mood, depression, and stress. There are a number of free online wellbeing workshops also available during lockdown. Contact them on 01924 234 860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live Well Wakefield – supporting healthy living for people in Wakefield, including support to manage long-term conditions, befriending, and support during COVID-19. You can self-refer by calling 07881 595448 or by completing a self-referral form on their website here: https://www.livewellwakefield.nhs.uk/referrals/new.