Beyond Blindness provides a range of services to its members such as financial assistance, social support, advocacy, welfare and accommodation services.
As a member of Beyond Blindness, you could be eligible for financial assistance for a range of situations. For more information, please go to our financial assistance page
Transport to recreation activities run by the Social Centre at Cameron Ave, Gilles Plains and other venues can be provided to members who live within a 10km radius from the activity.
Our vehicles are driven by volunteers, and subject to availability. We may also be able to assist with transport to:
- medical appointments
- shopping, recreation
- leisure activities.
for further information on how Beyond Blindness can assist with your transport needs, please contact Visa Neelam on phone 8367 6088 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Beyond Blindness has a terrific team of volunteers and is always looking for suitable people to join our organisation. Drivers in particular are urgently needed to assist with transport for members.
To become a volunteer driver go to the Volunteering page on this site, or contact Visa Neelam, our Operations Coordinator on ph 8367 6088 or email email@example.com
Our social centre is located at 1 Cameron Avenue, Gilles Plains.
Our activities include:
- Modified Tai Chi
- Audio description movies
- Social groups – concerts, outings, lunches etc
- Writers’ group
- Music appreciation/singing group
- Other activities as identified or requested by members.
To find out what social activities are organised for term this term, click here .
For more information on our social centre activities, please contact Trudy on phone 8367 6088 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the help we receive from a wonderful team of volunteers, Beyond Blindness can offer a range of minor home maintenance services to members.
Contact Visa on 8367 6088 or email us at email@example.com for more information or if you would like some assistance.
Oaks Liberty Towers Glenelg Mini stay
Beyond Blindness Members are able to take advantage of staying in Glenelg in a 2 bedroom, fully furnished apartment at a special reduced rate. This fantastic offer allows BB members to enjoy a 3 night stay once a year for only $120 with any extra nights costing $80 per night (up to 7 nights in total).
This offer is strictly for BB members only. Members are most welcome to invite a family member, carer or friend to join them during the stay however the apartment must not be on-sold to anyone else.
If you have any questions about the Oaks Liberty Towers Apartment or you are interested in staying please call Deidre on 8 3 6 7 6 0 8 8.
If you feel that you want a person to negotiate or talk on your behalf, Beyond Blindness can direct you to an appropriate Advocacy Agency. Alternatively you may have a family member or friend who could be your advocate.
What is an Advocate?
Sometimes you may feel having someone represent and support you through an issue or problem is better than doing it alone. A person who provides such support is called an advocate.
What can we provide
Beyond Blindness can provide advocacy in a number of areas. The intention of this service is to assist members to access or better understand the services that are available to them either through the Association itself or through other organisations or agencies.
Areas of advocacy support include:
- Financial support
- Health Needs
- Individual Needs
- Social and Sporting Groups
- Government Agencies
- Volunteer Organisations
- Other Blind/Low Vision Organisations
Marney Pearce Technology Lounge
The Marney Pearce Technology Lounge is open to Beyond Blindness members wishing to access computers offering access to JAWS, NVDA, Zoom Text, Dolphin Guide, the internet, Scanner Reader and Skype.
For more information please go to our technology lounge page