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West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind

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About Us

There are more than 4,000 visually impaired individuals (VIPs) living in west Suffolk and most (around 85 percent) are over 65 years old. Longevity, unhealthy lifestyles and other factors mean that more and more of us will experience significant sight impairment than ever before.
The association has one simple aim – to help individuals maintain their independence in the face of the many challenges posed by sight loss. A team of part-time professional staff, together with more than 150 dedicated volunteers, provide a range of services offering information, emotional support, benefits advice, practical aids to daily living and social inclusion throughout West Suffolk. We have ten social clubs across the region who arrange coffee mornings, talks, days out and holidays.
The WSVAB is a local charity for local people, funded by donations from the public and through grants. We are not part of any large national sight loss charity.


West Suffolk Voluntary Association for the Blind
Disability Resource Centre
4 Bunting Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7BX


01284 748800