Staff at blind charity in Carlisle set to lose their jobs

Staff at blind charity in Carlisle set to lose their jobs

Nike ronaldo indoor shoes local supporters of Action For Blind People fought a bitter campaign to save its services in Carlisle when a funding crisis prompted the charity to scale back nike ronaldo indoor shoes its work three years ago.

Despite that, magista original bosses did secure funding to run a service that trains and advises blind and visually impaired people on using specialist technology, particularly computers.

One fulltime worker and two parttimers all of them with specialist knowledge of computer technology that can aid the visually impaired are set to lose their jobs.

Penrith woman Shirley Grisedale, who is now in her 60s and has had a visual impairment since nike ronaldo indoor shoes she was a child, said the service offered by the staff at the charity office in Botchergate has been invaluable for many people across the county.

will still be local blind societies but they don have the specialist expertise that the staff at Action for Blind People have, said Shirley, of Brentfield Way.

are three people who work in access technology in Carlisle and they all do an excellent job.

fought hard three years ago to keep Action for Blind People in Cumbria but it now looks like it was a waste of time.

a national charity and they should find the money for this service.

them will have a big adverse effect of blind and visually impaired people here in Cumbria.

husband bought me a laptop computer last Christmas and they helped me set it up and learn how the use its speech system.

Government wants to promote what it calls access technology and it can be a huge help to people.

far as I know, the only person left in the Carlisle office after March will be the lady gives out advice on employment issues, and she only there for three days a week.

they tried to get funding for the technology service and failed.

said that they will keep trying but once it gone it won come back.

we try to ring for advice to the next available office in Preston you lucky if they answer the phone.

we have left with is a phone service. spokesman for the charity said: for Blind People can confirm that a technology training contract in Carlisle, funded magista original by Big Lottery Fund (BLF), is coming to an end and won be renewed. It concludes during March.

have been pursuing a number of options to secure ongoing funding from other sources, but unfortunately, in this difficult financial climate, money has not been forthcoming. Three people on fixedterm contracts won have nike ronaldo indoor shoes these contracts renewed as a result of magista original the funding coming to an end.

having been dramatically scaled down because of a funding crisis, Action For Blind People still offers help to visually impaired people across the county from Carlisle base.

First published at 17:02, Thursday, 07 February 2013’Action For Blind People’, along with other charities, dedicated to the needs for the blind and partiallysighted members of our community (of which there are many) provide an invaluable and necessary service nike ronaldo indoor shoes magista original.