Resource Centre

Walthew House Resource Centre is a not for profit shop selling assistive equipment for people with a sight or hearing loss. The centre is staffed by trained volunteers and we are able to provide information and demonstrate a wide range of specialist equipment for people with a sensory loss, including professional magnifiers, landline phones, smartphones, talking watches, loop systems and day lamps, so customers can be sure the products they buy are suitable for their needs, order (and advise on stockists of) non-stock items, and assist with returns and repairs.

We are able to undertake magnifier assessments and sell a wide range of hand held magnifiers. We are also agents for British Wireless for the Blind.

The resource centre is open 10:00am - 2:30pm Monday - Wednesday at Walthew House, 112 Shaw Heath, Stockport, SK2 6QS. Please book an appointment at the centre by calling 0161 480 2612 or by sending an email to

Available Equipment

  • Clocks/Watches
  • Telephones
  • Reading & Writing
  • Home
  • Outside
  • Health
  • Games

A wide range of ladies and gents talking and tactile watches and clocks

Large number wall clocks

Vibrating clocks


A wide range of big button and amplified telephones, amplified telephone bells, mobile phones and accessible smart phones and tablets

Reading & Writing

CCTV - Close Circuit television also known as Optical Character Recognition machines

Electronic video magnifiers

Hand held magnifiers

Kindles and tablets

Large letter keyboard

Task lighting

Large print diaries, calendars, address books and telephone books in a variety of sizes up to A4

Large print pads and jotters

Writing frames (typoscope)

Signature guides

Note recorders

Marker pens

USB Memory stick Player

Talking books and Talking Newspapers



A wide range of table top and floor task lights and bulbs

Flashing door bells

Personal hearing loop systems

Big button TV remote

Sony Voice controlled Television

Talking smoke and carbon monoxide alarm

Vibrating alarms

Needle threader

Labelling and marking products – bump-ons, tacti-mark, Penfriend, marker pens

Bump Ons


Talking weighing kitchen scales

Talking measuring jugs

Talking microwave

Liquid level indicators

Non-tip cup

Anti-slip trays and mats

Talking tin tops

Talking induction hob


Talking bathroom scales

Bath temperature level and temperature alert

Magnifying mirrors


Anti glare glasses

Symbol canes and tip replacements for long canes

Coin and note holders

Bus and taxi signs

Talking pedometer


Talking blood pressure monitor

Talking thermometer

Pill dispenser


Large print puzzle books, sudoko, wordsearches

tactile dominoes

Large print bingo cards

Easy to See playing cards

Playing card holder

Easy to see/Braille scrabble