New VIP Club at Dartmouth Library
Posted on 8 March 2011 by devonlibraries
Last autumn Dartmouth Library, in partnership with Dartmouth Caring, launched a new club for the visually impaired. Dartmouth Caring is a charity that supports the elderly and vulnerable in the community, providing a wide range of services including a weekly Lunch Club, a Memory Café, hospital transport and counselling to name just a few. We realised that there was a need for a social club for the visually impaired, the previous “Blind Club” having folded several years ago.
We meet in Dartmouth Library on the first Wednesday of the month, at 2pm. The Library is closed to the general public at this time so we can concentrate on our VIPs! We supply everyone with an audio or large print book to listen to at home, and chatting about our reactions to it gives a focus to the get-together. A member of Dartmouth Caring is always present to offer practical help and advice on a range of topics such as accessing benefits or getting cleaning help. At some meetings we have a visiting speaker or health professional. On April 6th we will welcome Phylis Anglis from South Hams Talking Newspaper and Martin Pallett, the new Service Director of Devon County Association for the Blind.
New members are more than welcome, there is no charge to join and it may be possible to arrange transport for you. For more information ring Dartmouth Library on 01803 832502