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HiVis Fortnight

1st-14th June is HiVis Fortnight highlighting services and support for anyone with sight loss Chester le Street Library is hosting an information drop-in Friday 7th June 10am-1.30pm with representatives from Durham County Council Sensory Support Sunderland & County Durham Royal Society for the Blind  

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Volunteer Driver Opportunity

We are urgently looking for Volunteer Car Drivers to transport our members to various events, social and support groups across County Durham. If you are interested in helping us to make a difference to people with sight loss, through supporting them with transport requirements please get in touch. Julie Anderson – 0191 5673939 Reimbursement Volunteer Driver Opportunity

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Headway Washington Social Group

Headway will be starting a new activity/social group for people with sight loss/difficulty as a result of a neurological condition. A new group will be developed for people from Washington, they will eventually decide what they would like to do in the group. Ie talks, games, visits, speakers etc. This will be the 2nd Tuesday Headway Washington Social Group

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Durham 2024 Dates for Your Diary

Durham City Coffee Mornings VENUE: The Methodist Church Hall, North Road, DURHAM DH1 4SG DAY:    2nd Tuesday of the month TIME:  10:00am – 12 noon Speakers on these dates will be: MAY 14TH  EQUIPMENT SERVICES, DCC JUNE 11TH DURHAM LIBRARY, BOOKS ON WHEELS JULY 8TH HAZEL, RNIB AUGUST 13TH CHARLES BONNET SYNDROM SEPTEMBER 10TH Durham 2024 Dates for Your Diary

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Taxi Card Update

The Taxi card Scheme which runs in Sunderland in conjunction with Station Taxis is very popular. For any new applications you need to apply the beginning of July please call Nexus direct on 0191 2020747. LATEST UPDATE FROM NEXUS – Nexus will be taking new applications for the Taxi Card from mid July 2024. For Taxi Card Update

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Pallion Action Group (PAG)

Volunteers available Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm Can help with collecting prescriptions, shopping, benefit/welfare advice Please contact, Karen Wood on either 07534 983971 or 0191 5142011 Full details of all their activities are on their website at    

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How can pets reduce loneliness

How can pets reduce loneliness? Bringing a pet into your home can provide a whole range of different benefits to both your physical and mental wellbeing. Not only can they help to keep you active and get out and about, but a pet of any description can also provide companionship, especially for people living independently. How can pets reduce loneliness

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Houghton Blind Club Update 2023

We are delighted to have joined with Houghton Blind Club in order to provide another outreach centre on the Sunderland/Durham border.  We are always looking for new members to join us and spend a wonderful afternoon in the warm and welcoming atmosphere in the company of others. Houghton Blind Club meet up at Houghton-le-Spring Hall Houghton Blind Club Update 2023

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News from the Chief Executive

The exciting news is that we have reached our target of £14,900 to pay for a training kitchen to be installed here at Pallion for use by our Rehab Workers to teach kitchen skills. It will also be used for healthy cooking demonstrations, etc. This was the first time we have used “Crowdfunding” which is News from the Chief Executive

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Bowling is Back

Sunderland Visually Impaired 10 Pin Bowling Team are now meeting every week at The Sunderland Bowl, 141 High St West, Sunderland at 11AM. New members welcome. Please call Julie Stormont at the Society on 0191 5673939 for more info.

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