Pioneering service calls in

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A PIONEERING sight loss service will be calling in to Morpeth.

National charity Action for Blind People is bringing its mobile Sight Loss Information Service to the town on Wednesday.

The facility is packed with the latest aids and equipment, such as vibrating bank note detectors and talking microwaves, that can help to improve daily life for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Friendly and knowledgeable staff will also be on hand to provide specialist, impartial advice.

The service has been invited to Morpeth by Northumberland County Blind Association.

Rob Harris, who works in the service, said: “Everybody is welcome to come along to visit us on the mobile. Whether you are visually impaired or know somebody who may be having problems with their sight, please pay us a visit and pick up information or ask us questions.

“Visitors can try out a wide range of daily living aids or the latest computer and magnification technology.”

The facility will be outside the Blind Association’s Reiver House base in Staithes Lane from 10am to 3pm.