Mr Stephen Fletcher
What are we up to !
  • Exhibitions by equipment and service providers

    ESAB regularly organises  exhibitions where you can meet and speak with equipment supplers and service providers for the visually impaired  - The recent Stowmarket exhibition was a great success, the next event is at Felixstowe on Weds 12th Sept 2018 open from 10am to 3.00pm at Felixstowe Trades and Labour Club, 182 High Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 9BB

  • Sport for the Visully Impaired

    ESAB provides and liaises with others to offer a range of sporting activities. You can try Rifle shooting, New age Curling, bowling and many others. Contact our Office for more details.

Welcome to East Suffolk Association for the Blind

The Association works across East Suffolk from Shotley in the south to Lowestoft in the north and from the coast inland as far as Eye.  As a charity, we raise all of our funds ourselves and use them to provide support for around 1,000 local blind and partially sighted people in East Suffolk.

The Association aims to provide welfare across the age spectrum, but inevitably the vast majority of our members are over 80 years of age.  We do not currently deliver services specifically for children and young people.  However we do signpost parents and carers to other organisations who cater for
them, including voluntary organisations, local authorities, education and library departments, and carer organisations.

We work closely with Sensing Change who are the Sensory Services team in Suffolk County Council that provide statutory services such as social work and rehabilitation to people with sight and/or hearing loss throughout Suffolk.  We  also work with national charities for the visually impaired such as the Royal National Institute for the Blind, Guide Dogs for the Blind and Blind Veterans (UK).

Stephen Fletcher,
Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk.