Local Information - Benefits for the visually impaired
To obtain this information we suggest that you contact our Sensory Needs Team at Morley Street on 01274 435015. They will make an appointment to see you to talk through the available options.
Local Information - Independent Sources for Help and Advice
Disability Equipment Bradford is a specialist demonstration centre for disability equipment offering free and impartial advice and an opportunity to try the equipment for yourself. If you would like advice or would like to try equipment before you purchase please ring 01274 589162 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They are open Mon-Fri 9.30-12.15 & 12.45-15.15.
Local information- Mobility and a sight impairment
For helpful information on mobility and sight impairments, please contact your local council directly to speak to the sensory team.You can find their contact details on the contact us page on this website.
Rehabilitation Training for the Visually Impaired
For information on rehabilitation training for the visually impaired in your area, please contact your local council.
Local information- Freedom passes
A bus pass, called a freedom pass, is available if you are blind, deaf, partially sighted, without speech, have poor mobility, learning disabilities or have been refused a driving licence on medical grounds. For further information please call the Transport Concession Team at Bingley on 01274 438723.
Local information- Clubs and associations for those with low vision or visual impairment
For information on clubs and associations for those with low or a visual impairment in your area, please contact your local council. You can find their contact details on the contact us page on this website.
Local information- Disabled persons parking (Blue badges)
Department of Adult Services, Bingley Town Hall, Myrtle Park, Bingley, BD16 2LQ administers the Disabled Persons Blue Badge scheme for applicants who live in the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Detailed information can be found at www.bluebadge.org. To obtain an application form locally please call the Transport Concession Team at Bingley on 01274 438723.
Local information- Hiring Wheelchairs
If you would like to hire a wheelchair there are a number of local shops and organisations that may be able to help: Disability Advice Bradford, 01274 594173; British Red Cross, 01274 620999; Clarkes Independent Centre, 0113 2588888; Howden Hall Mobility, 01535 611776; Northern Mobility Services, 0113 2394470 or 0800 0266635; Yorkshire Care Equipment, 0113 2503250. Charges are variable and you may need to produce proof of identity. Some will require a deposit. Please ring to check opening times.
Local Information- Hiring a motorised scooter or wheelchair to go shopping
The Oastler Centre, John Street Market, Bradford, BD1 3ST, 01274 434076. Open: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9.15am-5pm, closed 12.30-1.15pm Wed & Sat 9am-12pm provide manual wheelchairs, powered scooters, powered wheelchairs and walking frames. They meet DETR criteria. There is parking within 40 metres, Orange / Blue badge parking and accessible toilets. You must book in advance. Proof of identification is needed. You will also be required to fill out an insurance form. They can provide a free demonstration and use. There is no upper age limit.
Metro AccessBus is a service available in West Yorkshire for those unable to use public transport. They provide a free of charge service and operate between 9am and 5.30pm Mon-Fri and 9am to 5pm Sat-Sun. You can get a registration form by ringing 01274 304297 between 7.30 and 4pm, Mon-Fri.
Community transport is also available in Keithley (01535 609278), Bradford (01274 733939) and Newlands (01274 7780005). Please contact them by phone for more information.