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      Living with sight loss? — We are here for you

      ‘Our aim is always to help all our clients to grow in faith and thrive in Christian Community’

      If you are living with sight loss, Torch is here for you. Whilst there is all sorts of help and support available from lots of different sources, Torch has a unique focus on the spiritual needs of blind and partially sighted people. So whether it’s an accessible Bible or Christian book, encouragement, fellowship or support, we’re here to serve you.

      We offer a personal service through our client careline. A member of our friendly team answers the phone and helps to signpost you to whichever service you are interested in. We can personally recommend books or magazines, or help you find your local Torch Fellowship Group or a nearby Sight Loss Friendly Church. You can also use our website to choose which services best suit your needs. Whatever you choose, be assured that we are here for you.

      So why not get in touch today and start to explore our services further!

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      Torch Resources

      Browse our resources

      A range of books, magazines and Bible reading notes in lots of different formats for the same price as a standard copy would cost.

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      Torch Library

      Free library service

      Browse the thousands of Christian books we have in various media.

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      Transcription service

      Our transcription service

      Torch offers a transcription service to clients. We transcribe standard printed material into accessible formats of audio, large print and braille.

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      Torch Fellowship Groups

      Connect with others

      Explore joining a local Torch Fellowship Group in your area. Here you will be able to come together with other people with sight loss and develop friendships, find companionship, encouragement and enjoy Christian fellowship.

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      Sight Loss Friendly church

      Find your nearest Sight Loss Friendly Church

      Sight loss should not be a barrier to attending church services. Torch can help you find your nearest Sight Loss Friendly Church. Torch can also help your church become more aware of how to support members with sight loss.

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      Events & Holidays

      Join in an Event

      You are welcome to join us on a holiday, retreat, prayer time, in person and online.

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      Torch Radio

      Reflections Radio

      Reflections is Torch’s own radio show which airs every Sunday, and focuses on disability & faith in today’s world.

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      Supporting someone with sight loss

      If someone you know is living with sight loss and struggling with reading the Bible or attending church services, Torch Trust can help. We offer a personal service through our friendly client careline, a wide selection of Christian literature in accessible formats, advice about finding and joining local Christian fellowships and support for churches to become accessible to those with sight loss.

      If you would like us to contact the person with sight loss who you are supporting, please let us know. Make sure that you have their permission to pass on their details to us.

      How you can help

      Pray

      Prayer is the foundation of our support. We need your prayer more than anything else.

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      Volunteer

      Become a Torch volunteer - we welcome volunteers who are sighted and who have sight loss.

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      Give

      Torch Trust is a charity which relies solely on donations to function. There are lots of things you can do to help.

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      Sight Loss Friendly Church

      Everyone has the right to a fulfilling spiritual life, but feeling left out or unable to join in at church often means that people stop attending altogether. They then miss out not just on regular services, but social activities, a sense of community and a feeling of human connection. Churches may not realise that anyone in their congregation or local community has sight loss, and if they do they may not know how to provide support. Sight Loss Friendly Church is here to help. We can help you find your nearest sight loss friendly church. We can also help your church become more aware of how to support members with sight loss.

      “Thanks to the changes my church has made, I feel connected to people again, it’s made such a difference to my life.” – Wendy

      Torch Fellowship Groups

      People with sight loss are more likely to feel lonely and isolated from those around them. Yet each of us has a deep-rooted need to connect with other people and develop relationships within caring supportive communities. Torch Fellowship Groups provide a wonderful way for people with sight loss to connect with each other and with sighted people. They offer a warm welcome, hospitality, companionship and the opportunity for Christian fellowship. Over 60 groups meet around the UK, often on a monthly basis. Each group is independent but works in partnership with Torch to offer encouragement and support to their members.

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