Here are a short list of contacts you might find useful. Please note that inclusion of any links to other services here are not a recommendation but are provided for information only and we are not liable for any material posted on other organisations’ websites.

Somerset County Council Adult Social Care – Sight loss information:
SCC Adult Social Care provide information on a wide range of equipment, societies and support services for people who are blind, partially sighted or have dual sensory loss. Contact them and they will help you find the right information or put you in touch with one of their specialist social workers. Their website provides links to a number of information forms down the right hand side of their webpage.
Telephone: 0300 123 2224

Somerset Sight:
Somerset Sight are an independent, self-funding local charity – providing services and activities for visually impaired people within their local communities throughout the county of Somerset.
Telephone: 01823 333818

Supporting people with sight loss.
Telephone Helpline: 0303 123 9999
Email helpline:

Guide Dogs:
Providing mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people. They also campaign for the rights of people with visual impairment.
Telephone: 0118 983 5555

Infosound is an independent registered charity that produces free information, in audio, for vision-impaired (that is, blind and partially-sighted) people on subjects that directly affect living with sight loss. Infosound comprises a broad mix of audio features about products, services and issues affecting everyday living with sight loss in Britain.  And these are mixed-in with diary events and general briefings of news and information as well as listeners’ own comments, hints, tips and items of information.
Website current information:

Link to NHS list of pharmacies in Taunton Deane area

The following are the newspapers we take our news from for our weekly publication.

Somerset County Gazette:
Telephone: 01823 365151

Wellington Weekly News:
Telephone: 01823 662439

Other Talking Newspapers in the Somerset County Area:
If you don’t live in the Taunton Deane area, but are looking for a Talking Newspaper for another part of Somerset,  you can find their details via the Talking News Federation website. Here follows a link with the search already set for the Somerset Area. TFN Somerset members