A CHARITY which keeps blind and partially-sighted people up to date with the latest news is aiming to expand its service in East Renfrewshire.

For almost 40 years, Renfrewshire Sound has provided a talking newspaper at no charge to those who would like to receive it.

Now bosses want to hear from anyone in the Barrhead area who would like to sign up.

A spokesperson said: "Each week, we produce an 80-minute programme that features recordings of articles from the local media. Our service is available via the post on compact disc and USB stick, via our website at www.renfrewshiresound.com and via the British Wireless for the Blind Talking Newspaper App.

"A talking newspaper can play an important role in keeping blind and partially-sighted people up to date with what’s happening in the local community and may also help to reduce the impact of social isolation, particularly at this difficult time.

"Our service is particularly keen to include news from East Renfrewshire and would welcome service users from this area. If anyone knows a blind or partially-sighted person who would be interested in receiving Renfrewshire Sound or helping us produce it, please email us at renfrewshiresound@outlook.com."


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