Welcome to Sight Concern Worcestershire
Your local charity supporting blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
Here you will find information on the services we offer, upcoming events and many ways in which you can get involved with us.
On Tuesday 12th January a new weekly support group opens in Worcester
This group is open to anyone affected by sight loss from Worcester or the surrounding area.
The group is based at The Bradbury Centre in Worcester, every Tuesday morning, from 10.00 to 12.30
The cost is £4 per session
There will be a range guest speakers, activities, aids and equipment demos and more.
You will also have the opportunity to meet other people with sight loss and share tips and experiences.
For more information contact Katy Wakefield at The Bradbury Centre 01905 723245
Support and Social Activity Groups
We are developing the number of support groups we offer across the county.
We now offer the following weekly support groups run by Support Workers:
Mondays afternoons in Redditch
Tuesday mornings in Worcester
Thursday mornings in Bromsgrove
We also offer regular social activity groups run by volunteers in the following locations:
Wyre Forest -Social Group
Malvern - Social Group
Worcester -Art Group and Craft Group
For more information please contact us on 01905 723245 and ask for Katy Wakefield.
13th Feb Mayor of Worcester Frog Racing Night!
The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Roger Knight invites you to his main charity fundraising event of the year - Frog Racing at the Guildhall, Worcester on Saturday 13th February 2016, 7.30pm in the grand setting of the Assembly Room
Please be assured that there will be no cruelty to frogs!!! There will be 6 races plus a final, sponsored by a local company. There will be tables/teams of up to 10 guests
Hot food is included and a bar is available. Tickets £20.00 per person. Age 16 years+ Book IN ADVANCE via the Tourist Information Office either by calling into the office at the Guildhall or on 01905 726311 or by email to email@example.com
All proceeds in aid of the Mayor’s charities – Sight Concern, Acorns Children’s Hospice and Daisychain Benevolent Fund
Which Way Now?
The Which Way Now Course is designed specifically for those new to sight loss or those who would like information about topics related to sight loss.
Subjects discussed include benefits advice, available concessions, reading facilities which are available and leisure and travel facilities. There is also low vision aids and equipment on demonstration from our resource room which will help make life easier.
We often have guest speakers who give information about guide dogs, benefits, local societies such as macular groups and reading techniques. The course has also proven beneficial to carers, family members and friends.
The course is 2 ½ hours a week for 3 weeks.
The courses are either held at the Bradbury Centre in Worcester or out in the community.
There is a £10 charge per person to attend the three sessions. This charge includes a carer or friend to attend with you. Please telephone Sight Concern 01905 723245 to find out more details or find out dates, times and venues of the next course.
Sight loss should not be a barrier to enjoying an independent and fulfilling life. Our services are designed to help whether you are new to sight loss or have been visually impaired for some time.
It can take courage and determination to make the changes in your life that can turn it around. With the right information and the support of others it is possible. Click here to read the stories of some of the people who have been helped to make those changes.
We would not exist without our volunteers. Demand for our services is increasing so we need you more than ever! Volunteering offers fresh opportunities. It’s a great chance to meet new people, learn new skills and gain experience.
Get InvolvedThere are many ways that you can get involved, whether you fundraise, donate or volunteer we need you more than ever.
Latest News & Events
- New Worcester Support Group Opens!
Posted on January 20th, 2016
- 13th Feb Frog Racing Night – Mayoral invite!
Posted on January 20th, 2016
- Which Way Now – Living with Sight Loss Course – Taking Bookings
Posted on July 20th, 2015