The Kingston upon Thames Association for the Blind was established over fifty years ago and works closely with the Local Authority and local groups, such as the Surbiton, New Malden and Social Eyes Blind Clubs and the Eye Contact Club to promote the interests of blind and partially sighted people who live in the borough.
Membership is free, and is open to any visually impaired person living within the borough and anyone interested in their wellbeing. Click Here to download the latest newsletter
Funding is received from the Greater London Fund for the Blind. The Association is able to make grants available to visually impaired people who live in the borough for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from the purchase of special equipment to help with the cost of holidays.
The Association also supports a weekly Talking Newspaper, which has over one hundred listeners and an Eye Buddy Scheme which matches trained volunteers to blind and partially sighted people living in the borough. Volunteers visit their clients on a weekly basis to help with many tasks including reading of mail, letter writing, maybe just to chat and have a cup of tea. KAB also has a Tandem scheme and always needs additional volunteers to be involved with one off trips and outings and also to take part in our group residential home visits
More information about the Association may be obtained from the KAB Office on 020 8605 0060.
The office is manned Monday to Friday between 10.00 and 12.00 and messages can be left outside these hours.
The address of the K.A.B office is 2A Sussex Road, New Malden KT3 3PY
Click here to download the KAB annual report
KAB Office : 020 8605 0060 E Mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman Adrian Munt
Brian Gaff Talking Newspaper: 020 8287 4180
Surbiton - also covers Tolworth & Chessington
Ruth Walmsley 020 8399 3022
New Malden - also covers Kingston & Worcester Park
Diana Goodhew 01372 466422
Social Eyes - covers whole borough
Gillian Smith 020 8605 0060
Eye Contact - a self help group for visually impaired people
Ann Bleckwen 020 8397 8537
Kingston Macular Support Group
David Broughton 07786 922289
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