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									IN TOUCH FACTSHEET
13/10/2009
WEEK 41

                               CONTENTS
PROGRAMME ADDRESS ............................................................................... 1
EMPLOYMENT ................................................................................................ 1
LEX GRANDIA ................................................................................................. 2
GENERAL CONTACTS ................................................................................... 3


PROGRAMME ADDRESS

IN TOUCH
BBC Radio 4
Room 5045 BH
Broadcasting House
London
W1A 1AA
Email: intouch@bbc.co.uk
Web: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/intouch.shtml


EMPLOYMENT
Guests: Philippa Sillet from Blind in Business;
James Hudson, a recruitment manager for an online designer fashion store;
Lesley Muscat, Team Manager with Action for Blind People's South London
Team

With general unemployment figures around three million, the programme
investigate how hard it is to find a job if you are blind or partially sighted.

Lee Kumutat attended a campaign launch by Blind in Business aimed at
raising awareness of the skills of visually impaired graduates.

The programme would like to hear from anyone with a visual impairment who
is currently seeking employment.

Please contact using details above.


CONTACTS

BLIND IN BUSINESS
4th Floor, 1 London Wall Buildings
London
EC2M 5PG
Tel: 020 7588 1885
Emailinfo@blindbusiness.org.uk
http://www.blindinbusiness.co.uk/
Blind in Business is a charity aiming to help blind and partially sighted
students into work through training and employment services.


ACTION FOR BLIND PEOPLE
14-16 Verney Road
London
SE16 3DZ
Tel: 0800 915 4666 (info & advice)
Tel: 020 7635 4800 (central office)
Web: www.afbp.org
Registered charity with national cover that provides practical support in the
areas of housing, holidays, information, employment and training, cash grants
and welfare rights for blind and partially-sighted people. Leaflets and booklets
are available.


LEX GRANDIA

Lex Grandia is a key figure in highlighting and championing the rights of
deafblind people. Born in the Netherlands, Lex is totally blind, and hard of
hearing (his own favoured description).

As a member of the International Disability Alliance, he was heavily involved
in the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
He has addressed the UN General Assembly in New York as well as the
Human Rights Council in Geneva and he is the founding president of the
World Federation of the Deafblind.

Recently Lex received the lifetime achievement award from Sense, the
national deafblind charity, at its annual award ceremony. Mani Djazmi went
along to meet him.

CONTACT

WORLD FEDERATION OF THE DEAFBLIND
http://www.wfdb.org/
The World Federation of the Deafblind is a non-governmental and non-profit
making worldwide organisation. It is an organisation of deafblind people and a
voice of deafblind people of the world.


SENSE
11-13 Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
London N4 3SR
Tel: 0845 127 0060
Text: 0845 127 0062
E-mail: info@sense.org.uk
www.sense.org.uk
Sense is a national charity supporting children and adults who are deafblind
or have associated disabilities.

http://www.sense.org.uk/publicationslibrary/allpubs/rights/rt03.htm
Information from Sense on the guidance.


DEAFBLIND UK
National Centre for Deafblindness
John and Lucille van Geest Place
Cygnet Road, Hampton
Peterborough, PE7 8FD
Information and Advice Line: 0800 132 320
Tel: 01733 358 100 (Voice/Text)
Fax: 01733 358 356
Email: info@deafblind.org.uk
Deafblind UK is a national charity offering specialist services and human
support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and
hearing loss acquired throughout their lives.


GENERAL CONTACTS

RNIB
105 Judd Street
London
WC1H 9NE
Helpline: 0303 123 9999 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Tel: 0207 388 1266 (switchboard/overseas callers)
Web: www.rnib.org.uk
The RNIB provides information, support and advice for anyone with a serious
sight problem. They not only provide Braille, Talking Books and computer
training, but imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. The
RNIB campaigns to change society's attitudes, actions and assumptions, so
that people with sight problems can enjoy the same rights, freedoms and
responsibilities as fully sighted people. They also fund pioneering research
into preventing and treating eye disease and promote eye health by running
public health awareness campaigns.


HENSHAWS SOCIETY FOR BLIND PEOPLE (HSBP)
John Derby House
88-92 Talbot Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 0GS
Tel: 0161 872 1234
Email: info@hsbp.co.uk
Web: www.henshaws.org.uk
Henshaws provides a wide range of services for people who have sight
difficulties. They aim to enable visually impaired people of all ages to
maximise their independence and enjoy a high quality of life. They have
centres in: Harrogate, Knaresborough, Liverpool, Llandudno, Manchester,
Newcastle upon Tyne, Salford, Southport and Trafford.


THE GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND ASSOCIATION (GDBA)
Burghfield Common
Reading
RG7 3YG
Tel: 0118 983 5555
Email: guidedogs@guidedogs.org.uk
Web: www.guidedogs.org.uk
The GDBA’s mission is to provide guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation
services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.


ACTION FOR BLIND PEOPLE
14-16 Verney Road
London
SE16 3DZ
Tel: 0800 915 4666 (info & advice)
Tel: 020 7635 4800 (central office)
Web: www.afbp.org
Registered charity with national cover that provides practical support in the
areas of housing, holidays, information, employment and training, cash grants
and welfare rights for blind and partially-sighted people. Leaflets and booklets
are available.


NATIONAL LEAGUE OF THE BLIND AND DISABLED
Central Office
Swinton House
324 Grays Inn Road
London
WC1X 8DD
Tel: 020 7837 6103
Textphone: 020 7837 6103
National League of the Blind and Disabled is a registered trade union and is
involved in all issues regarding the employment of blind and disabled people
in the UK.


RNIB National Library Service
PO Box 173
Peterborough
PE2 6WS
RNIB Helpline 0303 123 9999
Email library@rnib.org.uk
http://www.rnib.org.uk/xpedio/groups/public/documents/PublicWebsite/public_l
ibinfoser.hcsp


EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HELPLINE (England)
Freepost RRLL-GHUX-CTRX
Arndale House
Arndale Centre
Manchester
M4 3EQ
0845 604 6610 - England main number
0845 604 6620 - England textphone
0845 604 6630 - England fax
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Wed 9:00 am-8:00 pm (last call taken at
7:45pm)


EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HELPLINE (Wales)
Freepost RRLR-UEYB-UYZL
3rd Floor
3 Callaghan Square
Cardiff
CF10 5BT
0845 604 8810 - Wales main number
0845 604 8820 - Wales textphone
0845 604 8830 - Wales fax
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Wed 9:00 am-8:00 pm (last call taken at
7:45pm)


EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HELPLINE (Scotland)
Freepost RRLL-GYLB-UJTA
The Optima Building
58 Robertson Street
Glasgow
G2 8DU
0845 604 5510 - Scotland Main
0845 604 5520 - Scotland Textphone
0845 604 5530 - Scotland – Fax
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Wed 9:00 am-8:00 pm (last call taken at
7:45pm)


DISABLED LIVING FOUNDATION
380-384 Harrow Road
London
W9 2HU
Tel: 0845 130 9177
Web: www.dlf.org.uk
The Disabled Living Foundation provides information and advice on disability
equipment.


THRIVE
The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Beech Hill
Reading RG7 2AT
Tel: 0118 988 5688
Email: info@thrive.org.uk
www.thrive.org.uk
www.carryongardening.org.uk
Thrive is a national charity which aims to research, educate and promote the
use and advantages of gardening for those with a disability. Thrive hope to
make the benefits of gardening known to, and accessed by, anyone with a
disability.

Thrive has been supporting blind gardeners for over 30 years, and
established the Blind Gardeners’ Club with RNIB in 2006 to help gardeners
share information and techniques.

								
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