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Walthew House is an independent local charity supporting people in Stockport who are blind, visually impaired, Deaf or hard of hearing or who have dual sensory loss. The charity is named after John Walthew, who founded the charity in 1882.

On 7th July 2009 Walthew House and Stockport Centre for the Deaf merged to become one charity under the name and registered charity number (215469) of Walthew House.

We are looking for volunteers to take part in sponsored events in support of the charity (see our What's On page here) 




The Walthew House Resource Centre has now opened again following a refurbishment. Please call us on 0161 480 2612 to book an appointment.


NEW ACTIVITY! Exercise Classes at Walthew House

Chair based exercises to 1960s music to help improve your fitness and flexibility.

The class, run by a qualified instructor, will be tailored to the needs of people with a sight loss, but anyone is welcome to join.

Lycra body suits not required! Just wear ordinary loose fitting clothes.

The class runs every Monday from 1.15pm - 1.45pm at Walthew House, followed by tea and biscuits.

£2.50 per session

Places are limited, so please call to book your place – 0161 480 2612



Chair based exercise classes

Members enjoying our chair-based exercise classes




Ben and Sue share a joke at the resource centre

Ben and Sue sharing a joke in the resource centre


June with members of Walthew House Youth Club

June with members of the Walthew House Youth Club


Directions to Walthew House

By Car, from the A6:
Turn into Greek Street, which is just up the hill from the Town Hall.
At the roundabout take the first exit. Continue along Shaw Heath. At the 3rd set of traffic lights take the right hand lane. Walthew House is just on the right after the lights junction, just after ‘Harry Bates plumbers. There is a side street, Holmes Street, our car park is to the left behind Walthew House.


By Car, from the M60 motorway:
Exit at junction 1. (The Pyramid)
Take the 2nd exit at the roundabout.
Follow down towards the viaduct and at the roundabout take the third exit onto King Street West.
Proceed up the hill.
Go straight on at the roundabout onto Shaw Heath
Go straight on at the junction and Walthew House is on the right, next door to ‘Harry Bates’ plumbers.


Limited parking available at rear of building, subject to availability.

Local roadside parking, some residential parking restrictions in force.


By bus: Bus numbers 309, 313 and 374 stop directly outside Walthew House.


Opening Hours

Walthew House is open on weekdays between 9am and 4pm. Appointments at the resource centre are available by special arrangement.

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Donate to Walthew House

Walthew House's services and activities are dependent on donations from local people and organisations. Donations can be made by credit or debit cards; cheques should be made payable to Walthew House.

You can also make a donation securely online using our BT MyDonate page. If you are a tax payer, please don't forget to gift aid your donation.