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 »

GALLOWAY’S DRIVING DAY IS SET TO RETURN

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  Preston based sight loss charity, Galloway’s, is delighted that it’s ever popular Driving Day is set to return in May. The driving day is one of the few opportunities in the country that gives blind and partially sighted people the experience of driving and will take place at Three Sisters Race Track in Wigan… Read more »

Galloway’s tackles Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

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Visually impaired Galloway’s activity co-ordinator, James Coulton, is tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks with a team made up of Galloway’s volunteers and service users to raise more money for local people living with sight loss. The Galloway’s Get Active programme, led by James, is just one of the many services offered by Galloway’s to support… Read more »

Shining A Light On Accessibility – Creating Inclusive Environments for All

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Invitation to a Guest Lecture ”Shining A Light On Accessibility – Creating Inclusive Environments for All’ with Key Note Speakers Professor Anna Lawson and Lord Chris Holmes  Friday 20th April 2018 – Prompt start 12.15pm to 1.45pm with coffee and tea from 11.45am.  There’s a new date for the guest lecture and really hope that… Read more »