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Our Services

How the Ipswich Blind Society meets its objectives:


  • Our office at 19 Tower Street is open and manned for face-to-face and telephone enquiries from 10 am to 1 pm, Monday and Wednesday.
  • We employ a Community Worker to visit all new IBS members as well as our less mobile members at home.
  • We facilitate the running of a Men's Club, a Mixed Club, a club for younger members called Blink, and a number of Bowls Clubs.

Photograph of IBS Resource Centre

Photograph of IBS Resource Centre

  • We distribute wirelesses for the British Wireless for the Blind.
  • We organise exhibitions in Ipswich for suppliers and manufacturers of aids for the visually impaired.
  • We organise a monthly guided walk providing transport and ending at a public house for lunch.
  • We operate a Telephone Befriending Service to tackle loneliness and provide social contact whereby members can request a regular telephone call as often as they wish from one of our visually impaired volunteers.
  • We provide IT training to help visually impaired members operate their own specialist computer software. We also provide elementary level Braille training
  • We hold a Coffee Mornings on the first Monday of the month at Tower Street.
  • Organise a Quarterly Lottery with half the proceeds allocated to prizes and half to the IBS.
  • We operate an Equipment and Information Resource Centre at Tower Street where aids are displayed, demonstrated and sold, and where equipment may be used in the office by any IBS member

Macular Degeneration Club.

The members meet in the main meeting room at 19 Tower Street, every 1st Tuesday of the month.