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Cumbria Societies for the Blind

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Project Address

c/o Sight Advice South Lakes

Stricklandgate House

92 Stricklandgate


Cumbria LA9 4PU

Main Contact (s) Sheelagh O’Brien
Telephone 01539 742635

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Cumbria Societies for the Blind is a Consortium of the five local blind societies in Cumbria. We employ a development officer who works 3 days a week – usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


We do not provide advice directly to service users, our aims are:


• To provide a unified voice for visually impaired people in Cumbria and to share best practice between the five local societies

• To raise awareness of visual impairment issues

• To promote equitable services for visually impaired people across the county

• To work together to provide county-wide services for visually impaired people when this is appropriate


Each society produces its own information on the services it provides in its area. You can access the information using the links below. Each society is also listed separately here on the Cumbria Advice network.


Barrow and Districts Blind Society Ltd


Carlisle Society for the Blind


Eden Sight Support



Sight Advice South Lakes


West Cumbria Society for the Blind