Timeline 1988 - 1998

1988

Bought former hairdressers premises in Albert Street for conversion to ground floor office and two flats.

1990

In May the annual holiday to Halifax Society Holiday Home at Fleetwood commenced.

1991

In January the office moved from 31 Scott Street to 1 Albert Street. March saw the closure of Keighley Home for the Blind due to a change in social policy and funding.

1992

September saw the formation of the Silsden Social Centre. The Association large print quarterly newsletter ‘Insight' was introduced.

1993

In November the Bingley Home was sold with the residents remaining in the Home.

1994

In August a planning sub-committee of Blind Committee members was set up to form the first stage consultation process with 114 members on their needs and what services the Association could best provide to meet those needs.

"Which Way Forward"

  1. Vision Resource Centre
  2. Craft Classes
  3. Volunteer Visiting or Befriending Scheme.

1995

In April the Association left the RNIB Partnership in Fundraising Agreement to form a fundraising Sub Committee.

In September a benefits information service started in collaboration with the RNIB and the "In Touch with Art" Classes started.

1996

In April the committee gave approval to proceed with the Vision Resource Centre.

1997

Association 90th Anniversary year. In June the Vision Resource Centre opened.

1998

In June the computer studies classes started.

 

What's New

Wednesday 10 and 17 July from 10am to 3.30pm, 31 Scott Street, Keighley

Our living with sight loss courses gives people the opportunity to meet and chat with other people living with sight loss in a relaxed, informal environment. Our volunteer speakers, who are people living with sight loss, tell their stories and answer questions.

To mark our 110th Anniversary a new tactile map was unveiled at a special event held on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

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