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Useful Organisations and Contacts - Hearing and Sight Impairment

There are a number of local and national organisations providing support and services to both visually impaired people and deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people which may be of help to you:

Local organisations for visually impaired people

Benefits Agency/Department for Work and Pensions
Poole JobCentre Plus

Dorset Blind Association (formerly Dorset County Association for the Blind)
Eye Unit - Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Hearing and Vision Support Service
Poole Citizens Advice Bureau
Poole Home Library Service 

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National organisations for visually impaired people

Action for Blind People
British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society     
Calibre Audio Library
Deafblind UK National Centre for Deafblindness
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
LOOK – The National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children
National Library for the Blind 
RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) 
Talking Newspaper Association
The International Glaucoma Association
The Macular Disease Society
The National Federation for the Blind
Torch Trust for the Blind - Lending library of Christian literature on audio and other
Sense for deafblind people

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Local organisations for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people

Benefits Agency/Department for Work and Pensions
Jobcentre Plus Office
Concern with Hearing - East Dorset  - email: concernwithhearing-eastdorset@hotmail.com
Poole Citizens Advice Bureau
Tinnitus Group contacts: Miss B McDermott Tel: 01202 250693
Mrs J Loosemore Tel: 01202 747951

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National organisations for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people 

Action on Hearing Loss
British Deaf Association

Centre for Deaf Studies
Deafblind UK - National Centre for Deafblindness
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
National Deaf Children’s Society 
The British Tinnitus Association
The LINK Centre for Deafened People
Sense for deafblind people

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