A new agent has joined British Wireless to support people in Kirklees.
Kirklees Transcription Service (KTS) has teamed up with British Wireless to support blind and partially sighted people in West Yorkshire.
The partnership will ensure visually impaired people in the area are getting our support.
A event to launch the partnership took place at Huddersfield Town Hall on Wednesday, November 2nd.
Visitors were able to find out more about the work of BWBF and KTS, see demonstrations of the radios available and find out how to go about applying.
There are already more than 130 people in Kirklees who benefit from BWBF’s service, but we know there are hundreds more out there we could be supporting.
BWBF’s Regional Development Manager for the Midlands, Sophie Wheldon, said: “We are delighted to welcome KTS on board as our agent for Kirklees.
“We rely on organisations such as these to continue supporting visually impaired people across the country.
“Together, we will be able to benefit even more residents with sight loss all around the county.
“The launch event was a real success and we hope those who attended now have a better idea of what we can do for them or anyone they know who has sight loss.
“Our equipment is vital to someone who cannot see as they can often lead lonely lives.
“A radio can provide news, information and entertainment but also, more importantly, companionship and a friendly voice.”
If you live in the area and think you or someone you know may be eligible for a set, contact KTS on 01484 221955.