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 in Sight Concern Worcestershire’s challenge to go out blindfolded for a mile to experience some of the challenges that blind and partially sighted people overcome each day.
£10 per person booking fee is required and we ask you to raise a minimum of £50 each to support our work.You will walk in pairs, one blindfolded, one sighted, along a designated route.At the end, you will undertake a number of sensory challenges to complete everyday tasks.
We are thrilled that Rebecca Redfern has signed up to take part in ‘Walk the Blindfold Mile’, guiding her father Steve. Rebecca, who trains with Worcester Swimming Club on Sansome Walk, is a Paralympian swimmer representing Great Britain at the Rio Paralympics 2016. She has recently broken the World Record and we wish her all the best for a medal at Rio.
On the day of the event participants would trained on guiding partially impaired. Participants would receive registration packs which will have a map of the designated route and show you the locations of swap stations where the pairs swap their blindfolds.
To buy tickets for this event please visit our events page: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Worcester/The-Bradbury-Centre/The-Blindfold-Mile-Worcester/12781901/
set up your on line sponsorship page at: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/walktheblindfoldmile
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.
Winners of Volunteer Team of the Year and Newbie of the Year!
The winners of the Worcestershire Volunteer Awards have been announced at The Hive.
Worcestershire County Council held the prestigious ceremony on June 9 to coincide with National Volunteers’ Week (June 1-12). The special event was to help promote and celebrate the valuable work of volunteers throughout the county.
Volunteers, members of the public, council representatives and local businesses were in attendance to help celebrate the tireless and dedicated work of volunteers in their local communities, and the difference they make to lives 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
- Sight Concern Worcestershire – Winners of Volunteer Team of the Year
Posted on June 29th, 2016
- Last Call for Go Bright for Sight Colour Runners in Droitwich
Posted on June 15th, 2016
- Abberley Abseil 29th May
Posted on March 11th, 2016