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Balham Resource Centre (Thomas Pocklington Trust)

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Located in Balham, London, the Pocklington Resource Centre offers a variety of activities and services to adults of all ages with sight loss.

We provide a wide range of educational courses and Centre-based activities, as well as providing advice and information on health and wellbeing. We also have a busy social events and outings programme and run a range of volunteer support services.

Activities and Courses

Activities and Courses include:

-Arts and crafts
-Sports and physical activities
-IT Drop In and IT suite
-Talking microwave cookery classes
-Over 50s social group
-Young at heart
-Gardening group

- Assistive Technolgy equipments

For further information on the activities and courses listed above, please click here.

We also organise one-off events throughout the year, such as talks, trips, taster activities, and open days. Charges, which are heavily subsidised, vary according to the course or activity, so please contact us on 020 8675 4246 to find out more.

Health, Wellbeing and Information Services

We have a range of health, wellbeing and information services centering around eye conditions and how to make the most of your sight. We also aim to keep you up to date with local affairs through our Talking News service and offer a wide range of reading material through Talking Books.

Services include:

-Drop In and Telephone Information Service
-Low Vision Clinic
-Macular self-help group
-Wandsworth Talking News
-Talking Book Lending Library

Please click here for further information on the health, wellbeing and information services available.

Social events and outings
We run a wide variety of social events, trips and outings through the Balham Resource Centre.

For full details of these and events running elsewhere, visit our events calendar here.

Volunteer support and services

We offer a range of free befriending services through our well-trained volunteers including:

-Telephone Befriending
-Email Befriending
-Link Up - a scheme to enable people with sight loss to participate in events and activities with the supoprt of a trained volunteer.
-Home visiting and Reading
-Volunteer Opportunities

For further information, please click here.

If you'd like to try any (or all!) of these free taster sessions then please contact us on 020 8675 4246 or email us at . All sessions are tailored to your needs and are available to anyone with a visual impairment.

Balham Resource Centre, Thomas Pocklington Trust, 1c Yukon Road, Balham, SW12 9PZ
Area serviced:
Lambeth and Wandsworth
Contact name:
Andrew Law
Job title:
Development Manager
020 8675 4246
020 8675 6677
Opening times:
9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Who is it for:
Adults of all ages with sight loss.
Taster Sessions: Free. Charges, which are heavily subsidised, vary according to the course or activity, so please contact us on 020 8675 4246 to find out more.
How to apply:
Ring: 020 8675 4246 or Email:
155, 249, 355
Clapham South

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