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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 these 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.

For information on rehabilitation training for the visually impaired in your area, please contact your local council.

For a list of librarys which provide large print books visit Giant print books are available from the RNIB you can contact them on 0303 123 9999, or visit the follow link:

For a list of library's which provide talking books visit The British Wireless for the blind fund exist to help improve the daily livings of visual impaired people, who are unable to afford specially adapted radio, by providing the equipment on loan for free. For more information visit -

For a list of library's which provide talking newspapers visit For delivery of talking newspapers contact Rotherham Talking newspaper on 01709 522429. The British Wireless for the blind fund exist to help improve the daily livings of visual impaired people, who are unable to afford specially adapted radio, by providing the equipment on loan for free. For more information visit -

Once you have been assessed by the Low Vision Clinic at the hospital, you can access equipment at the following places: Rotherham Hospistal 01709 304452, Hallamshire Hospital 01142711900, Mexborough Montague Hospital 01302 585171, Barnsley Hospital 01226 730000

Door 2 Door - Community Transport in Rotherham: Transport for your community, enabling people to live independently, participate in their community and to access education, employment, health, social care and other services. Includes services such as: Shopper Bus - Dial-a-Ride - Travel for Health or Social Care - Group Travel for schools and community groups. For more information visit or telephone: 01709 517100. EuroCab - We 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. We also provide a high quality transport service to the general public. From weddings and parties, doctors’/hospital appointments, shopping and theatre trips, coastal runs, airport journeys, or even just a great night out, we’ll get you there on time in safety and comfort. for more information visit: or telephone: 07971 222828

The English National Concession Travel Scheme (ENCTS) entitles senior citizens to free off peak travel on buses across England (plus additional concessions in South Yorkshire). For more information on how to apply please visit:

Disabled or blind people, including children over the age of 2, who live in Rotherham may use the scheme displaying a Blue Badge in the vehicle they are using. This will enable them to park: Free of charge and for as long as they need at parking meters and where other people can only park for a limited time; For up to three hours on single yellow lines or double yellow lines, depending on certain rules and restrictions; The badge is valid for 3 years You automatically qualify if you receive Disability Living Allowance, Higher Rate, are registered blind, use a government provided vehicle, cannot walk 100m without severe discomfort or have severe disability of the upper limbs.If you automatically qualify for a Blue badge in Rotherham you can visit either Riverside House reception or Maltby service centre to collect it you will need to bring with you proof of id , proof of address, passport sized photo £10 alternatively you can contact Rotherham council on 01709 336000 for further information and a discrestional blue car badge form.

We recommend that you contact the Visual Impairment Service via Single Point of Access at Rotherham MBC on 01709 822330.