News

Read on to see what’s been happening at Dorset Blind Association and in the community!

Meet Jim Our Sight Equipment Co-Ordinator

Jim Logan is our Sight Equipment and Resources Co-ordinator. He’s the man with the van who brings our equipment service out to people in their homes to help them make living independently easier. Recently, we were able to get some funding to keep him on the road through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund and here… Read more »

Charity Shops Re-open!

Welcome back to our four shops, where we have lots of great bargains for the holiday season! Come to shop or visit our mini resource centres offering aids for people with impaired vision. Of course, we can always use more quality donations, especially clothing, you can either drop them off or arrange collection by ringing… Read more »

Thank You 1st Lilliput Brownies!

A huge thank you to the 1st Lilliput Brownies troop who have been meeting virtually and still finding ways to make change in our community and learning that sometimes small actions can be added together to make a bigger change. They decided to raise money in many creative ways and split it between Dorset Search… Read more »

Iain’s Story

Read the latest bio from our member / volunteer Iain Click here to read

Happy 112th Birthday Lillian!

A message from our CEO, Jonathan about our oldest member Lillian born in 1908. “Some of you will know Lillian, one of our members in Swanage, who is rather elderly. Well “rather elderly” is a bit of an understatement as she is in fact now the oldest person in the country and tomorrow will celebrate… Read more »

Lockdown 2.0

Our charity remains open for business to continue helping our community during the second lockdown period. We can be contacted through our office during normal working hours, our community support service and our equipment service remain fully engaged and we are here to help in whatever way we can, within government rules. Our Charity shops… Read more »

Getting Out & About During The Pandemic

BBC Radio Solent was interested in how people with sight loss cope with getting out and about with the social distancing restrictions. Karen Wye let them tag along on one of her outings to give them some insight. You can listen to Karen and Moira Kopanycia-Reynolds on the Radio Solent Breakfast Show below. Hear the… Read more »

National Lottery Community Fund

We were delighted to be told just yesterday that our application to the Coronavirus Community Support Fund had been successful, and we’ve been awarded a grant to help fund the ongoing delivery of our mobile equipment service for the next 6 months. That’s a vitally important service, giving people direct access to specialist equipment and… Read more »

Help Us Celebrate Our 102nd Birthday!

Help us celebrate our 102nd Birthday! It’s a challenging year (minor understatement) and we’d like you to help us see it off in a positive way! A lot has changed in the last two years, we have opened three more charity shops to support our work, which is great. The shops aren’t able to generate… Read more »

Virtual Befriending Services

Our CEO Jonathan Holyhead recently spoke to Radio Solent about our virtual befriending services and the great work our volunteers and members are doing to support each other. Listen to the interview below: