The Whitfield Centre, on Soothill Lane in Batley was the former base of the independent charity, The Society for the Blind of Dewsbury, Batley and District, up intil May 2020.
As of June 2020 the Whitfield Centre and the Society merged with Kirklees Visual Impairment Network [KVIN] to offer services across Kirklees and surrounding areas.
Chairman of the Society, Bill Stevenson said, ‘ It was with the deepest regret that we had to take this step, however the charity had been for some years been running at a loss to a point where the trustees could not let the situation carry on as it had been. However all the centre may be currently closed the society lives on. Things are changing for the better. New relationships have been formed and we look to the future with anticipation.’
Bill Stevenson, Chairman of the Society for the Blind of Dewsbury, Batley and District can be contacted on 07858407930