We are very excited to have launched a new service: our Community Hubs, these are drop-ins where you can come and get advice and information, have a coffee and chat and try a wide range of daily living equipment and technology. 

Popping up in community rooms across North Staffordshire, our Community Hubs are an opportunity to try an extensive range of daily living equipment all designed to help people with sight loss to maintain their independence. There you will find items such as…

  • Talking clocks and watches
  • Accessible kitchen equipment including talking microwaves and scales
  • Lighting
  • Video magnifiers
  • Eye shields
  • Talking labelling devices including Penfriend
  • Signature guides
  • Plus much much more…

Our staff and volunteers can provide you with expert advice and demonstrations to help you to find the products most suitable for your requirements.

You can also visit our Community Hubs for:

  • Advice and Information
  • To find out about our services and those of other organisations
  • A coffee and a chat with our volunteers

Available at the following Locations:

Hanley (weekly): Open every Tuesday between 10 am and 4pm at The Forecourt, 12 Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 1QH (no need to book)

We do not have a car park however there is on-road parking (pay & display and blue badge parking), there are also numerous nearby carparks, we are a 3-minute walk from Hanley bus station.

Biddulph (monthly): on the third Friday of each month we are at Biddulph Town Hall on the High Street (ST8 6AR), drop in between 10.30 am and 2 pm, no booking required

There is usually someone on reception at the front of the building however we are in room B at the back of the building so you can knock on the back door and we will let you in (the top door at the back)

The town hall has a small car park but there is limited spaces however there is also nearby on-road parking

Leek (monthly): on the second Friday of each month we are the Salvation Army on Salisbury Street in Leek. Drop-in between 10.30 am and 2 pm, last entry is 1.30 pm as from 1.30 there will not be anyone on reception.

Small car park to the left of the building, we are in a room upstairs but there is a lift available. No booking required.

We are hoping to bring this service to other towns in the near future

Please see our events calendar for other dates and locations.

We set up our Community Hubs so that we can bring our services out into local communities making the service more accessible. If however you are unable to get out and about and would like a home visit please get in touch.