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Balham Resource Centre

Located in Balham, London, and serving the residents of Wandsworth, the Pocklington Resource Centre offers a variety of activities and services to people with sight loss.
Activities, including arts, crafts & music
Computer courses and IT suite
Over 50s social group
Support and information
Home reading service
Wandsworth Talking News
Volunteering opportunities

Balham Resource Centre/Thomas Pocklington Trust, 1 C Yukon Road, Balham, London, SW12 9PZ
Area serviced:
020 8675 4246
020 8675 6677

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