SVS USeful Links
Swindon Borough Council website for Education and Learning.
Swindon Parent Partnership – Provides advice and support within the Borough of Swindon to parents of schoolchildren with Special Education Needs.
Phone: 01793 466494 Manager: Helen Hancox
Pre-school groups for children with additional difficulties:
Phone: 01793 465361 Manager: Stephanie Hathaway
Special Tots based at Saltway Centre – 01793 465360
There are charitable and voluntary organisations that can provide support, information and equipment. These organisations offer assistance for all levels of visual impairment.
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) – for information, advice and equipment.
105 Judd Street
Phone for general enquiries: 0303 123 9999
Action for Blind People – run by the RNIB, they offer a range of services to help living with sight loss.
53 Sandgate Street
Phone and email contacts are the same as the RNIB helpline. Or contact the Action for Blind People Central Office on 020 7635 4800.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association – for information on mobility services.
National Blind Children’s Society – for information and advice plus borrowing large print books.
This is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children’s books with added braille (or Moon which is a simplified tactile alphabet).
61 Princes Way
Phone: 020 8789 9575
This is a charity which provides a free postal library service of specially adapted tactile books for visually impaired children and adults.
Unit 8, Kingsclere Park
Phone: 01635 299771
SENSE – for information and advice on multi-sensory impairments.
Partially Sighted Society – for information & specialist equipment such as magnifiers, lighting and heavily lined & squared books.
The Partially Sighted Society
Phone: 0844 477 4966
Fax: 0844 477 4969