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.
Over 150 people have so far walked fearlessly on fire for Sight Concern, without pain or injury! Face your fears and take part in this year’s Halloween Firewalk on Thursday 29th October 6.30pm at The Bank House Hotel, Bransford. The event will see people quite literally hotfoot it across 20 feet of burning embers at breathtaking temperatures in support of Sight Concern. Anyone over 16 can enter as a team or as an individual. The cost of entry is £30 including food and participants are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship.
Come and watch the fiery spectacle! The evening will be packed with Halloween family entertainment.
Sight Concern is grateful to The Bank House Hotel, Halls Commercial and Southco for their support. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01905 332914. Check out a previous firewalk to give you a taster! Click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjOF3H3qIIE
New Redditch Support Group Opens
On Monday 20th July a new weekly support group opened in Redditch
This group is open to anyone affected by sight loss from Redditch or the surrounding area.
The group is based at Redditch Library every Monday afternoon, from 1.30 to 4pm
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
Mayor of Worcester Supports Sight Concern!
We are delighted to announce that we have recently been selected by the new Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Roger Knight, to be one of three charities he will support for 2015/16.
Chief Officer Jenny Gage commented on the good news: “We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the Mayor’s charities – it is a great honour. Sight Concern Worcestershire have a long and proud history of supporting local blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Sight Concern are here to help people find answers to their questions with expert support, information and advice. We help people with sight loss learn how to do things differently, rebuild their confidence and reach their full potential.”
The Mayor’s support will help with much needed funds, but also with raising our profile, to encourage people struggling to cope with sight loss to get in touch. We look forward to working with the Mayor and his civic office in helping to promote our work so we can continue to support blind and partially sighted people in Worcestershire.
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
- Which Way Now – Living with Sight Loss Course – Taking Bookings
Posted on July 20th, 2015
- The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Posted on June 29th, 2015
- Shirley Sheridan Wins Award!
Posted on June 17th, 2015