Established in 1965, the SAB is an independent charity which provides social, practical and activity services for the visually impaired over sixteen years of age. Its core funding comes from GLFB.
Services that the SAB offer include counselling, information on advocacy and benefits, a community low vision clinic, and a local point for British Wireless for the Blind. A vast array of equipment is available at their resource centre, such as up-to-date low vision technology and large button telephones.
The SAB is very keen on organizing social events and outings. It schedules home visits – a simple but meaningful service entailing tea, crosswords and newspapers; arranges one-to-one and communal outings; and runs activity groups.
Activities range from exercise and music appreciation to poetry and 'Social Eyes' for the over-60s. Social Eyes entertains interesting speakers and visits from notable figures in the community.
First Floor, 3 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey SM1 2SW
Tel/Fax:·· 020 8409 7166/7