It was during the depression years of the 1930s that the blind of South Australia formed their own organisation – The Blind Welfare Association also known as Beyond Blindness. For over 75 years the organisation has continued to provide a range of services for people who are blind or vision impaired.
Beyond Blindness ‘s focus is to promote and assist our members in maintaining their independence and individual lifestyles.
To provide high standard welfare, support and accommodation services to people who are blind or vision impaired, to promote independence, dignity and quality of life.
Objectives of Beyond Blindness
- To provide and promote welfare, support and advocacy services for blind and vision impaired people.
- To grant financial assistance to people who are blind or vision impaired in cases of need.
- To make representations to Government and other agencies to improve services available to people who are blind or vision impaired.
- To provide services to enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or vision impaired generally.
- To manage finances for the longevity of service provision.
- Tony Starkey – President
- Jed Alexander – Vice President
- Leonore Scott – Secretary
- Maureen Montes- Board Member
- Sarah Savage- Board Member
- Kerry Skipworth- Board Member