200 CLUB RESULTS - MARCH 2013
||Mr Peter Wakefield
Congratulations to all of the winners
IMPORTANT - CHANGE TO DUTY TIMES
The Duty Worker will now be in the office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12noon. The Monday duty replaces the old time on a Tuesday.
If you have any concerns or need any advice relating to your sight loss, please contact the Dury Worker at these times and a member of the Insight Team will help with your enquiry.
Fife Society for the Blind was recognised at a gala dinner during the Visionary Conference on Wednesday 3rd October.
|Photo Courtesy of Fife Free Press
The award was for "Innovation in Fundraising" and recognised FSB Enterprises' Braille Jewellery and Feely Good Chocolate range.
We would all like to congratulate the FSB Enterprise team and thank them for their hard work...Great job!
PERSIMMON HOME COMPETITION
The result of the Persimmon Homes 40th Anniversary competition to win a brand new house worth up to £250,000, was announced Thursday 27th September.
Sadly we were unsuccessful in our bid to win the competition. However, we were awarded one of the £6,000 runners up prizes.
We would like to thank everyone for supporting our campaign and the staff who worked hard in our bid. This campaign has raised public
awareness of Fife Society for the Blind and the work we do which is another fantastic positive.
We would also like to congratulate the winner, The Harley Staples Cancer Trust. Well done and best of luck with whatever you choose to do with the new house!
"Is There a Future for Braille?"
This question is posed in a radio feature produced by an Adam Smith student.
For the feature, two of our clients were interviewed, as well as the Rt. Hon. David Blunkett MP.
The 25 minute recording was produced to debate whether, 160 years after the death of Louis Braille, the use of Braille will be replaced by technology.
To listen to the recording click here
WE ARE NOW ON JUSTGIVING.COM!
To aid with our fundraising we have created a Just Giving page where anyone can go to donate to Fife Society for the Blind online.
For more information, visit our page by clicking here
USER CONSULTATION EVENTS
Earlier this year the Society held a series of User Events in order to establish greater communication with our clients and users of our services. It is important to the Society that our clients are receiving the best possible services and it is therefore also important that the users feel able to give us their positive and negative feedback.
By clicking here
you can read the full report on the outcome of these User Events, held in July and August 2011.
Just Ask is a brand which aims to make services and facilities accessible to those living with a sensory loss.
The three facets of the Just Ask brand are:
- A checklist of areas to consider when an organisation is looking at the accessibility of the public areas of their premises.
- Information on how to get your publications transcribed in to alternative formats as well as details on how to book a BSL interpreter or deafblind guide communicator.
- A half day training course in sensory impairment awareness delivered by service users which will offer practical advice, information as well as a wide range of practical senarios and solutions .
Once an organisation has become Just Ask Accredited they will receive a wide range of publicity materials which will help raise their public profile as well as helping to raise public awareness of the Just Ask campaign.
Please check out the website now at http://www.justaskfife.co.uk/