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Bradbury Fields - Social Groups and Activities

Social Groups and activities for people who are visually impaired.

Social Groups and Activities

Active Vision Clubs

Our activity & social clubs always have something different going on, from cookery to gardening, craft to games - or just meeting friends.

They offer a secure, understanding and friendly environment for people with a visual impairment.

The clubs run daily from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 2pm, hosting up to 40 people per day. Transport is provided for those people who need it, and there's also the option of a hot or cold meal prepared daily in the centre.

All activities are designed specifically for people with a visual impairment: quizzes that get your mind into shape, exercise that gets your body in shape, plus entertainment such as singers and musicians, talks from local historians - even dancing!

Other services available at a reduced cost include:

  •  Hairdressing
  •  Chiropody
  •  Therapeutic Massage

The African Caribbean and Friends Group

This group enables visually impaired people from the local community to meet up. The group meets on the 4th Friday of each month except for December at Hector Peterson Court from 12pm until 3.00pm

The group helps to:

  • Befriend and break social isolation
  • Helps members to engage and access health information and community events
  • Keep members in regular contact with Bradbury Fields at a local and community level
  • Encourage discussion and involvement

Art Group

We have an art group that meets each Tuesday.

This group has provided much of the artwork displayed in and around the Bradbury Centre

Choir

The Choir meets every Friday's 10:00am - 12pm in the Garden Suite in the Bradbury Centre. Led by choir master Tim Taylor.

If you love singing, come along and join in!

Refreshments available to purchase.

Climbing Club

The club is run in partnership with OnThisROC and meet every Thursday 6pm till 8pm (term time) at the Awesome Walls Climbing Centre, Liverpool. 

Members of the Climbing Club have competed in both national and international competitions. Call Andy on 07850 344 144 for more information.

Gym Club

Interested in Keeping Fit or participating in a Sporting activity? Join us on Tuesdays 4.15pm at The Bradbury Centre or 5pm at Greenbank Sports Academy.

Transport is provided from The Bradbury Centre to Greenbank Sports Academy. We work out with a personal trainer for 1 hour and then we have an opportunity to join in with Sporting Activities for the Visually Impaired in the Sport Hall.

There are a variety of different sports on offer including Cricket, Football, Tennis and many more!

Music Group

Do you play an instrument or would you like to learn? If the answer is 'yes' why not come along and join our music group?

Our state of the art facilities enable you to record onto CD. We meet on Monday evenings so come and join the fun.

To find out more about this group please call Jim Moran on 07860 857 797.

Guitar Club

The club has been set up for beginners to learn the guitar. We meet 1pm – 2:30pm every other Tuesday.

Learn to play chords, tunes and songs. People will eventually need to access their own instruments, however we do have ones for loan whilst people think about making a purchase.

If you are interested in joining please give Jim Moran a call on 07860 857 797.

Piano and Keyboard for beginners

The club has been set up for beginners. We meet 1pm – 2:30pm every other Tuesday.

Learn simple chords, tunes and scales. People will eventually need to access their own instruments, however we do have ones for loan whilst people think about making a purchase.

If you are interested in joining please give Jim Moran a call on 07860 857 797.

Swimming Club

This club meets at St Vincent’s School in L12 on Monday evenings 6pm till 8pm (term time). To find out more about this group, please call Caroline Halel on 07866 440 577 or Richard Hague on 07917 775 084

Tandem Group

We have enabled visually impaired people to enjoy cycling with specially trained volunteers and the provision of tandem bicycles. We have access to transport with a specially designed trailer to enable the riders to take part in a wide range of activities outside Merseyside.

Many of our rides set off from the Bradbury Centre and go to a wide range of destinations, most Sunday rides can vary in distance from thirty to thirty five miles, always with a pub or cafe as a half way stop.

We go out every week to keep fit, enjoy the countryside and meet friends.

Walking Group

Do you enjoy walks in the country? Has getting out for walks become more difficult since losing your sight? If so, why not join our walking group?

We meet twice monthly and walks may vary in duration but tend to be around the 5 mile mark.

This service is provided on a one to one basis by a sighted volunteer accompanying a visually impaired person. We provide mini buses for the days out.

Over the years the walking group has also enjoyed many weekends away in Snowdonia and the Lake District.

This is a great way to meet new friends and enjoy the pleasures of the countryside as well as a healthy activity and we mustn’t forget it is also an opportunity for guide dogs to run off their excess energy and enjoy the pleasures of the countryside.

Who to contact

Telephone
E-mail
info@bradburyfields.org.uk
Website
www.bradburyfields.org.uk

Where to go

Name
Bradbury Centre
Address
Youens Way
Liverpool
Postcode
L14 2EP
Notes

Access by number 10 bus.  Nearest stop is half a mile away.

Local Offer

Description

Bradbury Fields mission is to promote independence for blind and partially sighted people within the community, to promote the prevention of blindness agenda, and value and embrace diversity in everything that we do.

We are able to provide services to young people (aged 18 years+) and adults who are registered or registerable as blind (severely sight impaired) or partially sighted (sight impaired).

We have a team of qualified rehabilitation officers and assistants who can complete an assessment of needs relating to sight loss and provide rehabilitation training with a view to our service users retaining or regaining independence following non-correctable sight loss.

We also offer advice on benefits and concessions arising from sight loss.

We offer a number of social and leisure activities, from tandem cycling to swimming, quiz nights, social evenings and other events held throughout the year.

We have rooms available to hire for events, for which we will also provide catering.

We offer a transcription service, allowing us to provide information in braille, large print and audio formats.

Visual awareness training is available to individuals or groups.

 

 

Local Offer Age Bands
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Primary (5 to 11)
Secondary (11 to 16)
Needs Level
High
Low
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Universal
Targeted