NEHW Blog – Day 1 AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

AMD is a condition which is normally found in people aged over 50; this condition means you lose your central vision though still have your peripheral vision.  AMD can make it harder for people to recognise faces, read, drive and other basic actions. AMD develops...

Beacon Awarded £10k Grant

Beacon Awarded £10k Grant

Beacon is pleased to announce it has been awarded a grant worth £10,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund for brand development. Beacon made the application for the money some months ago to help support its future brand development and evolution. Beacon CEO, Lisa...

Your optician can look after more than just your sight

Shamina Asif spearheaded the Healthy Living Optician scheme across Dudley and has now introduced the innovative free service to Beacon Opticians Plus. Healthy Living Opticians offer advice and support to help improve your health and wellbeing – all within the comfort...

A vital link for the blind

A vital link for the blind

Beacon Centre Link-Line service offers free befriending calls for those living with sight loss and isolation. Lisa Farlow has been volunteering with the Link-Line program for the past three years and calls several people living with visual impairments every week to...

Wigan Here We Come – Bowling finals

Wigan Here We Come – Bowling finals

We are pleased to announce that not one, not two but three of our Beacon Bowling teams have made it to the national league finals. The Tigers, Lions and Panthers are all heading to Wigan in April. It’s going to be a real catfight for the trophy as we fight tooth and...

National Student Volunteering Week Blog – Nabeela’s Story

To support National Student Volunteering Week, Beacon is sharing thoughts from our student volunteers who help at Beacon. Nabeela Kaussar, who studies Psychology at Birmingham City University, helps with our day services in Sedgley. She explains: “I came to Beacon to...