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The working name of Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind


A Short History of CVAB


The Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind (CVAB) is a registered charity, formed in 1923 to provide social amenities for all the visually impaired people in the Borough. The purpose still remains but because of people's changing needs, is extended to include rehabilitative services.

In order to keep in touch with members needs the Association surveyed its members to ascertain their requirements, discover the extent of its present involvement and interests in the CVAB and to highlight areas in which the services are lacking. Expanding and improving services must be based on concrete evidence and real needs and interests of the members.

Many people experience personal difficulties at one time or another. If these are associated with a sight problem, anxiety may be increased because of lack of understanding by the individual and/or their family. This may lead to isolation, depression and loss of family status. Some people need help to overcome these problems, and to this end, the CVAB has established a counselling service sympathetic to the needs of visually impaired people.



Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind is a Registered Charity Number 200482, 72-74 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 2AR