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.
Take part at DROITWICH Lido Park on Saturday 25th June and at Arrow Valley Country Park, REDDITCH on Sunday 11th September. Starting off dressed in white, you can run, jog, walk or dance your way through the colourful paint stations sponsored by Fortis Living, AKW, First Solution, Hayward Wright, Specsavers Redditch and Modus. Expect to be fully covered in paint and smiles by the time you reach the finish line! If you are visually impaired, please let us know if you need a sighted guide. Entry fees are £11 adults, teams of ten £10, £7.50 children, family of four £29, children under 3 are free. We ask participants to raise as much money as possible in sponsorship to support our work. Book your tickets and more info at www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run
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.
Scaling Heights for Sight!
32 supporters are taking part in our sponsored ABSEIL at ABBERLEY HALL School’s iconic Clock Tower on Sunday 29th May. Would you like to join them? Built in 1884, it stands 161 feet high and can be seen from 6 counties! Abseiling down it will definitely be something to remember forever. No previous experience is required. Friends and family can come along, enjoy the spectacle, treat themselves to refreshments and spend some quality time in a beautiful part of Worcestershire. A £20 booking fee is required and we ask Abseilers to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. This should be a fabulous day. Please encourage everyone to join in! Book at www.sightconcern.co.uk/abseil
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.