Covid-19: What you need to know

New Zealand is at Alert Level 1.

We are here to provide practical and emotional support for people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.

Blind Low Vision NZ has been classed as an essential service and we can continue to provide a vital role in the disability sector for Kiwis living with sight loss to keep doing the things they need and want to do in life.

 

Red Puppy Appeal – March 26 & 27.

We’re still taking registrations for the Red Puppy Appeal street collection and hope it can go ahead as planned in March. We will of course follow the situation closely – your safety is the most important thing.

Register to collect for a paw-some cause – and help us breed and train more guide dogs!

 

Keeping in touch

While we are hoping that we will be back to normal sooner rather than later is still important for us to stay in touch with you at this time.

You can get in touch by phoning 0800 24 33 33 or emailing info@blindlowvision.org.nz for support.

We encourage people living with sight loss to access our services that could help at this time:

  • Telefriend is a peer support service run by volunteers over the phone for people living with sight loss. If you are in need of friendly chat, please give them a call on 0800 100 051, Monday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm.
  • Counselling – if you are experiencing anxiety or depression, you can give us a call on 0800 24 33 33 to be connected to a qualified counselor.
  • Library – we have more than 35,000 items in our accessible library to help keep you entertained in a time where restrictions are placed on lives and movements.

Kia kaha Aotearoa New Zealand!