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.
ActivEYES is a project which Sight Concern are running to increase the opportunities for exercise and social activities for blind and partially sighted individuals across Worcestershire.
The aim of the project is to facilitate an active social life and participation in sport, to generate excitement, inspiration and even perhaps even ignite passions for new sports and activities.
Participating in sport and leisure activities can bring challenges and a sense of purpose plus better spatial awareness, better orientation and higher fitness levels which can, in turn, benefit everyday life.
We have been working with local leisure venues and sports clubs to provide advice on holding successful events for visually impaired individuals. We have also spoken to people about what sports and activities they might like to try.
By gradually reducing our mentoring role we hope that groups become self-sustaining and free to run themselves, whilst we will remain ready to provide a degree of support and advice if needed.
We have held taster sessions in bowling, swimming, tandem riding, gym,and also facilitated access to Hugby sessions held at Worcester Warriors Rugby Club. We are also hoping to hold a climbing session.
Bowling has proved very popular and we have places available for future taster sessions and hope to carry on with this activity in various locations depending on demand.
If you are interested in accessing the bowling group or want to talk to us about the project please do contact us.
Support and Social Activity Groups
As part of our LocalEyes service, funded by the Lottery, we now have Peer Support Groups around the County. Run by experienced Advice and Support Officers, we offer local social groups where clients can meet and make friends with others affected by sight loss and enjoy a varied programme of speakers and activities.
You can find us in:
Redditch on a Monday afternoon
Bromsgrove on a Thursday morning
Worcester on a Thursday morning
Malvern on alternate Monday afternoons
Coming soon! An Art Group in Evesham and a new Peer Support Group in the Wyre Forest
We also offer regular social activity groups run by volunteers in Wyre Forest and Malvern and an Art Group and a Craft Group in Worcester.
New Opportunities - Make a difference, become a volunteer!
Do you want to make a difference by helping people with a visual impairment? If so, we have a number of new volunteering opportunities all over Worcestershire!
For example, we urgently need someone to help a visually impaired Worcester City football supporter from Lower Wick, who would like to go to their games in Bromsgrove.
We also urgently require someone in Worcester to help a young mum who wants to get out and about with her baby, and a lady client, also in Worcester who needs someone to help exercise her Guide Dog.
In Evesham and Pershore we need volunteers to help at art and bowls groups. Could he go with you?
In Malvern, a gentleman client would like a companion to walk on the Malvern Hills, and a lady client would like a volunteer to go with her to The Cube for socialising.
If you would like to learn more about these and other exciting Sight Concern volunteering opportunities in Redditch, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster, please contact Margaret or Dave at
Tel. 01905 723245
Every minute given makes a huge difference!
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.
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.
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