In the early eighties the Society cared for over 160 visually impaired people. Manchester House in Southport housed 32 permanent residents. In addition, members from the North and some from the South of the country were able to spend 2 weeks at the seaside home. The Victorian Louis Glancy House in Middleton Road grew into a state of disrepair, and was demolished in 1985. A new purpose built facility was built on the grounds; during the building period the club was relocated to Levi House.