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SVS USeful Links

Useful contacts:


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:

Koalas Opportunity Group

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.

RNIB Headquarters
105 Judd Street

Phone for general enquiries: 0303 123 9999

Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk

Action for Blind People – run by the RNIB, they offer a range of services to help living with sight loss.

53 Sandgate Street
SE15 1LE

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.

ClearVision 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
SW19 6JB

Phone: 020 8789 9575

Email: info@clearvisionproject.org

Living Paintings

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
RG20 4SW

Phone: 01635 299771

Email: info@livingpaintings.org

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
7/9 Bennetthorpe

Phone: 0844 477 4966

Fax: 0844 477 4969

Email: info@partsight.org.uk