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Welcome to the East Suffolk Association for the Blind (ESAB) web-site.

The Association works across East Suffolk from Shotley in the south to Lowestoft in the north and from the coast inland as far as Eye.  As a charity, we raise all of our funds ourselves and use them to provide support for around 1,000 local blind and partially sighted people in East Suffolk.

The Association aims to provide welfare across the age spectrum, but inevitably the vast majority of our members are over 80 years of age.  We do not currently deliver services specifically for children and young people.  However we do signpost parents and carers to other organisations who cater for them, including voluntary organisations, local authorities, education and library departments, and carer organisations.

We work closely with Sensing Change who are the Sensory Services team in Suffolk County Council Social Services that provide statutory services such as social work and rehabilitation to people with sight and/or hearing loss throughout Suffolk.  We  also work with national blind charities such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Blind Veterans (UK).

Stephen Fletcher,

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk.
Charity Number 206886 


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