Other regions

Leisure and Social Opportunities

You may feel that you have some time to spare and would like to take up a sport or gentle exercise, or perhaps meet new people or try a new hobby. Listed below are some local organisations that may be able to advise you.

National Organisations

National Network for Deaf Students

Ken Carter (CEO)
c/o DEAFAX Technology Centre
Bulmershe Court
University of Reading,
Email: ken@deafax.org.uk


“Not Forgotten” Association

Help with recreational activities for disabled Ex-Servicemen and women. Provides TV sets for people who are housebound, TV licenses for those in financial need, holidays, outings
and concerts at Ex-Service Care Homes across the country. For further information contact:

4th Floor
2 Grosvenor Gardens
London, SW1W 0DH
Telephone: 0207 730 2400/3660
Fax; 0207 730 0020
Email; info@nfassociation.org

Life Academy

Provides courses to help with planning for retirement and mid-life issues, including concerns about health and wellbeing, employment, finances, housing and leisure activities.

Dr Mary Davies
9 Chesham Road,
Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3LS
Telephone: 01483 301170
Email: info@life-academy.co.uk

RNIB Talking Book Service

RNIB National Library Service
PO Box 173
Tel: 0303 123 9999
Email: library@rnib.org.uk

RNIB’s Talking Books service offers over 16,000 audio books, paid for by annual subscription and delivered directly to your door. Titles are recorded in DAISY format, making them easy to navigate and enabling a whole audio book to be put onto a single CD. A full annual subscription includes the loan of a lightweight DAISY player with accessible controls.There are a variety of ways to choose books and you will have the support of professional librarians. A Talking Book catalogue is available to help you choose titles currently available for loan.

Subscription to Talking Books includes all the titles you read throughout the year. There are two subscription options:

• £82 - Full loan annual subscription – this includes the loan of a Plextalk PTX1 DAISY
• £50 – books only subscription

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