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We recommend that you contact the Rotherham Low Vision Clinic if you have previously been assessed there, as they can provide magnifiers on loan free of charge.
Alternatively, magnifiers can be purchased locally at the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind on 0114 2722 757, or the Partially Sighted Society in Doncaster on 01302 965195.
The British Wireless for the Blind Fund exist to help and improve the daily lives of visual impaired people who are unable to afford specially adapted radio. They do this by providing the equipment on loan for free. For more information, please visit their website by following the link here.
Alternatively, for a list of libraries which provide talking books, please click here.
Once you have been assessed by the Low Vision Clinic at the hospital, you can access equipment at the following places:
Door 2 Door is a community transport company which is based Rotherham. The services they provide enable people to live independently, participate in their community and gives them access to education, employment, health, social care and other services. They also provide shopper bus and dial-a-ride services, as well as group travel for schools and community groups.
Website: Door 2 Door
Phone: 01709 517100
Another organisation that can help with travel are Eurocab. They have a fleet of 5, 6 and 7 seater vehicles which are all wheelchair accessible and adapted to comply with local authority guidelines and safety regulations.
Eurocab works closely with local health authorities, council departments, schools, colleges, nursing homes, day care centres and other specialist organisations as a trusted specialist supplier. They also provide a high-quality transport service to the general public.
Phone: 07971 222828
Disabled or blind people who live in Rotherham are able to use the Blue Badge in any vehicle they are using.
The badge enables the holder to park free of charge, as well as for as long as they need, at parking meters. Depending on certain rules and regulations, they are also able to park on single and double yellow lines for up to three hours.
The badge is valid for 3 years before it needs renewing.
You automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you:
If you automatically qualify for a Blue Badge in Rotherham, you can either visit Riverside House reception or Maltby Service Centre to collect it. If you do intend to do this, then you will need to bring the following items with you:
Alternatively, you can contact Rotherham council on 01709 336000 for further information and a discretionary blue car badge form.
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