Aids and equipment/information

What does it do?

The service gives information and advice and its aim is to enable people to overcome the effects of their visual impairment in their own home and elsewhere and to be as independent as possible. The staff can visit you in your own home and offer confidential help and advice. It also runs courses in; typing, and the computer, as well as training in; Mobility, daily living skills, braille, use of low vision aids, lighting and use of equipment.

Who it is for?

Isle of Wight Society for the Blind provides services for people who have a severe sight loss, whether they are registered or not.

How to access or apply for it:

Please call on 01983 522205 or fax: +44 01983 522792 or e-mail:

Additional information:

The office is open from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday to Friday.
To reach our Headquarters by bus you will need to catch either a No. 7 or 38 from Newport Bus Station (Stand C).
From 9am the No 7 leaves at 10 mins and 40 mins past each hour. The No 38 (Town Bus) leaves on the hour and 1/2 hour throughout the day.
Get off the bus at Carisbrooke Monument, walk on up the road approx 100 yards. If you follow the railings on your right hand side, when they start to slope downwards you are then level with our wooden gate on your left. There are numerals 137 on the wall to the right of the gate. On the left hand side pillar is an Intercom entry system. Just down from the top in the centre is a flat silver button which, when pressed, will alert reception in the main building. This will be responded to and the gate will be released for your entry.
For your return journey to Newport Bus Station the No 7 passes Millbrooke House at 5 mins to the hour and 25 mins past the hour.
To reach this bus stop turn right at our gate, proceed back down the road to the crossing. Cross using the lights and continue on down right for about 15 yards.


Info last updated:

Millbrooke House, 137 Carisbrooke Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1DD