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The Hemel Hempstead Social Centre for the Blind is a modern community hall owned by The Hertfordshire Society for the Blind. It is available for use by groups of visually impaired people and for hire by people with other disabilities and appropriate groups.

The Centre features a main hall, committee room, fully-equipped kitchen, gardens and parking. The main hall has an induction hearing loop, information in Braille on doors, cupboards etc. The kitchen is available to users with a boiler, cookers, crockery, cutlery and other equipment.

Contact Details

The contact details for enquiring about bookings and use of the Centre are as follows:-

Contact: Sophia Ramsden


Social Centre for the Blind
6, Alston Road
Hemel Hempstead

Telephone: 07825 - 330648

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Centre Activities





Low Vision Clinic & HSB Sight Information Point Both Halls 9:30am to 12:45pm 2nd and 4th Monday in the Month
Herts Inclusive Theatre   1:30pm to 3:30pm Weekly
Entertainment for the Visually Impaired (organised by Hemel Hempstead Rotary Club)   7:30pm to 9:30pm 4th Monday in the month
Yoga for Sight Impaired Main Hall 12:00pm to 1:00pm Weekly
Herts Hearing Advisory Service  Main Hall 10:00am to 12:00pm 1st Tuesday of the month
Moorlands Women's Club Main Hall 7:30pm to 10:00pm Alternate Tuesdays
First Mummies Club   7:30pm to 9:30pm Alternate Tuesdays
HAD Seating Clinic     By appointment
01707 384260
Wednesday Blind Club Both Halls 1:30pm to 4:00pm Alternate Wednesdays
Trefoil Club Main Hall 7:30pm to 9:30pm 1st Wednesday in the month
Boxmoor Womens Institute   7:30pm to 10:00pm 2nd Wednesday in the month
Sight Life (Hemel)   10:30am to 12:00pm Weekly (term time)
Pilates Class Main Hall 9:30am to 12:30pm Weekly
Stroke Club Main Hall 2:00pm to 4:30pm Weekly
Talking Book Club   10:30am to 12:30pm Last Thursday of the month
Feldens Womans Institute Main Hall 1:45pm to 4:15pm 2nd Friday in the month
Computer Class   10:30am to 12:30pm Weekly (but see notes below)
Cooking Classes   10:30am to 12:30pm 4 week course
Please call, subject to change

 Notes re Friday Computer Class:-

  • There will be no classes in the Summer Term on 3rd, 17th and 24th June 2016
  • There will be no classes in the Autumn Term on 30th September and 28th October 2016
  • A potential visit to the London Lights is planned for 25th November 2016


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