I am writing to tell you about the fantastic service I have received from the See Hear Centre in Alexander Road, Barnstaple.
See Hear provides equipment, information and support service for people with a sight or hearing loss. I first heard about See Hear a few years ago shortly after being diagnosed with a rare eye condition. I received very useful advice and guidance about the various types of UV protective eye shields from them and came away with exactly what I needed, and at a lower price than I would have paid elsewhere.
A few years down the line, and now suffering with hearing loss, I was in need of advice on suitable telephones for me to use and knew exactly who to contact. Once again, I received excellent advice from Jan, the lady I saw that day.
I was stunned at being offered the opportunity to take a telephone home with me to try out to see if it was suitable for my needs – at no charge.
Even better, I did not have to return the telephone to Barnstaple as See Hear now have the SHoW (See Hear on Wheels) bus travelling around North Devon, so I was able to return it to them during their stop on the Pill in Bideford.
An even bigger surprise to me was being informed that this fantastic service was not part of the Social Services, as I had originally thought, but is in fact a registered charity.
See Hear is an invaluable service for people with sight or hearing loss providing equipment, information and advice both at Alexander Road and on its bus.
If anyone would like to find out more about See Hear or to make a donation or even offer their services as a volunteer, they can call 01271 373236.
Thank you See Hear for your support.
MRS TERRY THORPE,