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Lakes Vision Services

LVS is a Cumbria wide charity dedicated to providing support to people of all ages, their friends and family, who have any degree of sight loss.  Our specialism is in providing help support and guidance in the area of technology though, advice and or signposting can be given for all other issues relating to visual impairment.  A persons journey through the issues and challenges relating to sight loss can be a very lonely and upsetting time.  Steve Hyde-Dryden is himself totally blind and is the Chief Executive Officer for the charity.  Technology is the way of the future and being blind or sight impaired does not prevent you from taking advantage of the wonderful array of devices that are available.  Through this technology, those with a visual impairment can stay in touch with friends and family, use the internet, shop online, enjoy the riches of on demand television, embrace home automation, and so so much more.  It isn't necessary anymore to buy expensive software to make phones or computers speak to you.


Give us a call and we can demonstrate any of the above equipment to you and discuss in detail the various options that might be available to you.  Our support will not end there, we can provide you with training sessions and ensure that you are copeing with your equipment and gaining the best experience.  LVS is also an agent for British Wireless For The Blind and we can supply you with any of the products available from them after a basic assessment.


Please call us for any further information or simply to have a chat.


You can also visit us at the Cornerstone Community Hub in Carlisles Denton Home area on a Tuesday morning anytime between 10 am and 12 noon.  This is an opportunity to have a one to one chat with Steve and one of our Trustees in a confidential environment.  Whether you'd like to make a more confidential appointment in your own home, discuss options for a specialist TV, set top box or computer, or would like to simply discuss the day to day challenges you face and what might be available to help overcome these or if there are any other services you could utilize, you are more than welcome to come along.  If possible, do please though contact us first so we're aware you will be coming.



Who to contact

Contact Name
Steve Hyde-Dryden
Contact Position
Chief Executive Officer

Where to go

Lakes Vision Services

Please contact us prior to visiting the centre as this is shared office space.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Session Information
LVS Drop in session at Carlisles Cornerstone
Denton Home Tuesday Morning 10 am to 12 noon

Other Details


Age Ranges
5 - 100
Referral Details

Official organisations should contact us for a referral form or ask service user to contact us directly.  We are very happy to accept referrals from any organisation or professional who has a direct service interest in the service user.  Where appropriate and relevant, we encourage partnership working and collaboration.

Other notes

Although the options above state that we specifically support people with a sensory impairment, often this is accompanied by some sort of physical disability or other condition, please do not let this put you off, if you do have any other disabilities or conditions in addition to a visual impairment, do please contact us.

Last updated: 13/03/2019
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