Resource centres

Our centres in Bristol, Cheltenham, Devizes, Thornbury and Salisbury are packed with resources to try. Daily living and mobility aids, through to phones and tablets.

Book an appointment to come and see us

If you are looking for help to cook safely, or lighting and magnification solutions to help make the best use of your remaining sight, we have a wide range of products which you can try out to see what will work for you.

Items you will find at our centres include:

  • Lighting solutions
  • Gadgets for help in the kitchen such as liquid level indicators, and talking scales and measuring jugsColoured kitchen utensils
  • Talking clocks and watches
  • Symbol Canes and other mobility aids
  • Handheld and electronic magnifiers
  • Easy-to-see home telephones
  • British Wireless Fund for the Blind radios
  • Synapptic phones and tabletsDemonstration of electronic magnifier
  • Laptop computers with a range of screen reading and magnification software
  • Information leaflets on eye conditions and living with sight loss
  • Large print crossword books, diaries, calendars and games

a large scrabble board gameGive us a call to make an appointment to come in and meet with a Sight Loss Advisor who can talk you through options.

We can help you purchase most resources at competitive prices, but there is no obligation of course!


Bristol:  The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ

Cheltenham:  81 Albion Street, Cheltenham GL52 2RZ

Devizes:  St Lucy’s Sight Centre, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 2AT

Thornbury: 18 High St, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2AH

(open for appointments each Monday 10 am to 4 pm – call us to book your appointment)

Salisbury: 23 Catherine Street  Salisbury  Wiltshire  SP1 2DQ

(open for appointments each Tuesday 10 am to 4 pm – call us to book your appointment)

To find out more about our Resource Centres or to book an appointment, call 0117 322 4885 (Bristol, BaNES and South Glos), 01242 221 170 (Gloucestershire) or 01380 723 682 (Wiltshire).

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