Britsh Wireless for the Blind Logo

Campaign to issue more radios launched in eight areas


British Wireless has this week launched a campaign to increase the amount of radios it distributes in eight areas across the UK.

Hundreds of visually impaired people could benefit from a campaign British Wireless has launched this week to give out more radios.

Last year, we let you know how thanks to a grant from the ED Charitable Trust, we were able to start our Reaching Out project to gather the most up-to-date numbers of people with sight loss across the country.

Now that we have been able to analyse this data and understand where the gaps in our service are, we have launched the second phase of the project - a targeted campaign in the places we know we could be reaching more people.

We have started by choosing eight areas – two in each patch covered by our four Regional Development Managers.

The areas are County Durham, Cumbria, Bristol, Devon, Birmingham, Yorkshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Part of the campaign involves getting in touch with hundreds of organisations, if we are not already working with them, who could be in contact with the visually impaired people we need to be supporting.

We have sent packs of our literature out to places like libraries, eye clinics, GP surgeries, support groups and other services which will come into contact with blind and partially sighted people in the hope they will then be referred to us.

We will also be aiming to attend events in the areas to support the campaign.

Project Manager David Beard said: “We have been working really hard to analyse the data we were able to collect thanks to the generous grant we received.

“We really hope this campaign will be a success and we’ll start to see referrals coming in for radios very soon.”

Our radios are issued on free loan to anyone who is registered blind or partially sighted, over the age of eight, resident in the UK and in receipt of a means-tested benefit.

To find out more or if you think you or someone you know is eligible, contact us on 01622 754757.

Share this page:
Click an icon to share on your favourite social media site

Latest News

Norfolk blind community to benefit from grant

Visually impaired people living in the Norfolk area will benefit from new radios thanks to a grant British Wireless has received. Read the story.

Blind football fans to benefit from accessible live stream

Newcastle United has become the first football club to launch an audio live stream which is accessible for visually impaired people. Read the story.

Blind society teams up with BWBF to help Wigan visually impaired

A Manchester-based blind society has teamed up British Wireless to support more visually impaired people in Wigan. Read the story.

Visually impaired people in Blackpool to benefit from free radios

British Wireless will be able to support more people in Blackpool thanks to a grant it has received from a trust. Read the story.

Blind Glasgow residents to benefit thanks to grant

Blind and partially sighted people in Glasgow will benefit from free radios thanks to a grant BWBF has received. Read the story.

Letter from Dame Vera Lynn discovered as singer celebrates 100th birthday

A letter written by Dame Vera Lynn in response to a fundraising appeal she did for British Wireless has been discovered as the singer celebrates her 100th birthday. Read the story.

View older news