Pearey House was established in 1873, we are a Centre for adults that live in North Tyneside who have a visual impairment.
The Charity was established in 1873 as Northumberland and Durham home Teaching Society
In 1884 the name was changed to the Northern Counties Blind Society, and in 1924 became Tynemouth Blind Welfare Society.
Today we are known as Pearey House Centre For Visually Impaired.
We provide a social hub for blind and visually impaired adults in North Tyneside on a weekly basis.
Our facilities include a gym, computer suite therapy room and a library of talking books.
We aim to recognise and be responsive to all our service users by providing a high quality service.
Meet the Chairman
We are pleased to announce that the charity has appointed Terry Crane CMgr FCMI, FCILT – Retired Lieutenant Colonel as Chairman.
Terry served 38 years and 9 months in the Army. He joined the Royal Signals in September 1978 as a Junior Leader aged 16 and completed his basic training at Ouston near Heddon on the Wall. He retired in May 2017 as a Lieutenant Colonel and senior Career Manager for Late Entry Officers in the Royal Signals, Queens Gurkha Signals and The Corps of Army Music.
“It is an honour to be the Chair of Trustees at Pearey House. My Sister-in-Law and my Grandfather both were service users of the charity and benefited from the individual support they were given by the dedicated and passionate staff. It will be a privilege to work with everyone involved with Pearey House and I look forward, with my fellow trustees, to continue to develop the charity over the next 2-3 years.”
2018/19 has been another great year for the charity. Please click on the link below to view a copy of our Annual Report.