Time to take a bow…and arrow!

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A local archery group has been recognised for their work helping blind and visually impaired people  in Lancashire. For the last three years, the Bowmen of Pendle and Samlesbury have been working with Galloway’s to enable people living with sight loss to access archery. The group is believed to be the only one in Lancashire… Read more »

Galloway’s 2018 AGM

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Galloway’s celebrate conference and AGM success More than 100 people gathered at Leyland Civic Centre on Friday to hear from charity bosses and inspirational speakers at Galloway’s AGM and conference. Blind adventurer, Miles Hilton-Barber, Chair of the RNIB, Ellie Southwood, South Ribble MP, Seema Kennedy together with bosses and staff from Galloway’s delivered a series… Read more »

Galloway’s set to host AGM and sight loss conference

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Following feedback received from last year’s successful AGM and conference, we will be making our conference an annual event. We are delighted that we have secured motivational speaker and self-proclaimed ‘blind adventurer’ Miles Hilton-Barber; one of the most widely sought-after motivational speakers on the world circuit today. Despite losing his sight in his early twenties,… Read more »

Success for Gallowheels

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Great News! Galloway’s  has received a new minibus thanks to a legacy and the generosity of the readers of the Lancashire Post. Last year, Galloway’s and the Lancashire Post launched the Gallowheels appeal in a bid to raise funds for two minibuses. Thanks to the legacy and the successful Gallowheels campaign, our service users will now… Read more »

Driving experience for people living with sight loss

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Are you living with sight loss? Do you miss driving? Perhaps you would like the opportunity to experience driving for the first time? The Galloway’s Driving Day is taking place on Monday 17th September at the Three Sisters Race track in Wigan. The day offers the opportunity for people who have sight loss to experience… Read more »

How can Alexa help you if you’re visually impaired?

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How can Amazon Alexa help you if you’re visually impaired?   From listening to the news to ordering your weekly shopping list, Alexa is a great help to anybody who struggles with technology or physically controlling their environment. Take a look at this YouTube video and see first hand how Alexa can help you with… Read more »

Bungalow Vacancy!

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We have seven independent living properties next to our head office in Penwortham. We currently have a one bedroom bungalow to let to somebody living with sight loss, which would suit single occupancy or a couple. The bungalow is compact and includes a double bedroom, a lounge leading through to a kitchen and a bathroom…. Read more »

Discovering Technology

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There is an increasing amount of technology that can open up a world of opportunities to people living with sight loss. Technology can help you remain independent, restore confidence, provide opportunities that sight loss appears to take away and it can help keep you in touch with your family and friends. At Galloway’s, we know… Read more »

UCLan Development – Your voice matters

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Back in January, Preston City Council approved plans for the proposed UCLan development subject to certain conditions. These conditions included things that we fought long and hard for, such as controlled crossing points; recognising the challenges that blind and partially sighted people face when navigating through a shared space scheme. The project team, in association… Read more »

Join us in Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018 #GAAD

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It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD, on Thursday 17th May.  Galloway’s are asking their local community to get involved in this world-wide initiative by contributing to the digital accessibility effort. Global Accessibility Awareness Day aims to get as many people talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion for people with different disabilities. Technology … Read more »