RNIB Helpline - 0303 123 9999 (8am-8pm weekdays, 9am-5pm on Saturdays) or visit the website at https://www.rnib.org.uk/.
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. The Wakefield support group runs on the first Tuesday of the month from 12.30 - 15.30 at Wakefield Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ. For more information, contact Joan Talbot on 01924 826501.
Wakefield Visually Impaired Group - this group runs fortnightly on a Monday evening from 19.00 at The Red Shed (Wakefield Labour Club), 18 Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 1QX. For more information on the group and the date of the next meeting, please contact Alan Rayner on 01924 365357.
West Yorkshire 24-hour mental health helpline - this can be accessed free, on 0800 183 0558.It provides confidential support, advice and information to anyone over 18 who is concerned about their mental health or worried about a family member or someone they care for
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.
West Yorkshire Metro Disabled Person's and Blind Person's pass - easy read information here.
Disabled Persons Railcard - more information online here.
Your Money Matters - for advice and support on finances, bills, and energy - more information here.
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 01924 255363 or by completing a self-referral form on their website here: https://www.livewellwakefield.nhs.uk/referrals/new.
Yorkshire Cancer Community - a patient-led charity providing support and information for cancer patients, their carers and people who work in cancer services. They cover all of Yorkshire but are based in Wakefield. More information can be found at www.yorkshirecancercommunity.co.uk.
Macmillan Cancer Support information hub - this is based on floor D of Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield. If you or a loved one has ever had cancer, you can use their services. They can help with benefits, advice on reducing your financial outgoings, assist with any grants you might be eligible for, as well as providing advice about all aspects of cancer. They are open 10.00 - 16.00 Monday to Friday (no appointment needed) or you can call them on 01924 546072.