Services

Information Services

Walthew House offers a range of information services to help those with sight or hearing loss.

Information Help Desk

Information on local and national services for people with sight loss

Monday to Thursday

9:30am to 4:00pm

Accessible Formats

Information can be provided in a choice of formats: braille, audio and large print

Help Making Calls

We can help you make important calls, such as booking appointments.

By appointment only.

Advocacy Support

We assist those experiencing discrimination because of their sight or hearing loss.

By appointment only.

Hospital Information Service

The Hospital Information Service is based in the Low Vision Clinic at Stepping Hill Hospital, and provides information on sources of support locally and nationally for people with sight loss.  The Hospital Information Officer is also able to book longer appointments at Walthew House to visit the equipment resource centre and to provide one to one support.

Karen Hospital Info Service

Courses

MAKING THE MOST OF

YOUR HEARING COURSE

A one-day course for people with hearing loss. 

MAKING THE MOST OF

WHAT YOU CAN SEE COURSE

A one-day course for people with sight loss.

Struggling to cope with sight loss?

Free Counselling Service for People with Sight Loss

  • Counselling can help you to come to a clearer understanding of your own feelings and can help you adjust to the emotional impact of your sight loss. It’s a time to concentrate on yourself and talk things over with someone who will understand your perspective
  • At your first appointment you will meet one to one with an experienced counsellor, who understands the issues that sight loss brings, to talk about your personal situation and decide whether counselling will be helpful for you
  • You can refer yourself to the service or ask a family member or healthcare professional to refer you
  • The service which is based at Walthew House in Stockport is open to anyone in the region
  • The service is free of charge
  • Walthew House is an independent local charity providing practical and emotional support to people with a sight or hearing loss.

For more information call

0161 480 2612