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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 

Monday 16th March

We have taken the reluctant decision to cancel all activities and close the Society for the foreseeable future. 

We realise how disappointing this will be for our Members but the welfare and health of our Members and staff is our main priority.

The Society will be closed until further notice and we will review the situation in line with government guidance and inform you of any change in the situation.


Any Members who do experience symptoms of the virus should phone the Coronavirus helpline on 0800 028 2816 or 111.

Our staff will not be attending work so please do not come down to the Society. We will still be available on our phone number 227101,  so if any of our Members need somebody to chat to we will still be at the end of the phone.  Our staff have also volunteered their time to  help reduce the isolation of Members and will be calling Members to enquire on their welfare and if they need anything etc.

We will keep you updated on any changes to our operations as soon as we know of them.

Please all take care.

Alison Rae,  on behalf of the Board & Staff   

 

Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society was founded in 1879 and is a local independent charity providing services to the citizens of Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and North East Fife.


DBPSS is working towards a world where all people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else.

We provide a wide range of services to people with a visual impairment and we advise Members on all aspects of support services in relation to their visual loss.

The Society is funded by donations and legacies - people ofter confuse us as being part of some national organisation e.g. RNIB or Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, but we are not part of these organisations and we are not funded by them.

DBPSS offers its Members a extensive calendar of social activities throughout the year, these include Bingo, Craft Club, Lunch Club, a Reminiscence Group, Games Afternoons, our very popular Armchair Aerobics, and weekly outings amongst others.  These activities are aimed at ensuring that Members are able to participate in and benefit from activities similar to those enjoyed by their sighted peers.  We have our own transport system which gives door to door service, making it more convenient and easier for Members to attend.

DBPSS recognises that the social activities offered are a vital lifeline to its Members, it offers them an opportunity to meet and engage with their contemporaries, participate in group outings and share experiences. 

Check out our Monday outings for February if you would like to attend any of the activities please give us a call on 227101.

Although we offer these services to all, we are not a day care centre and cannot offer services to those that require one-to-one personal care unless accompanied by a carer. 

If you would like to become a Member, we would love to hear from you.

 

We also offer accessible room hire and catering to outside organisations who wish to hold events, please see our Meeting Rooms for Hire page for further information  

 

Would you just like to make a donation to support the Society? You can donate to us here  - this link will take you to Wonderful.org
If you are a UK taxpayer please tick the box for Gift Aid so we can reclaim the tax - giving us another 25p for every pound that you donate, this means for every £10 donated we receive another £2.50 from the government.

 

 

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