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.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors are offering discounted Wills from their Worcester office during April. The entire fee will be donated to Sight Concern. £95 for a single Will or £160 for a mirror Will Making your will is one of the most important things you can do to provide for your loved ones and make your wishes clear. If you have children, it’s essential to make a Will naming who will look after them until they reach the age of 18.
The offer is by appointment only, 1st to 29th April 2016 inclusive, weekdays 9am to 5pm. Weekday out of hours appointments can be arranged. Please contact Lisette Macdonald at Harrison Clark Rickerbys on 01905 744 875 and quote “Sight Concern”
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.
Victoria's Bright for Sight!
She's got GREEN hair!Thanks to everyone who sponsored Victoria & raised money for Sight Concern Worcestershire. Thank you Victoria for Going Bright for Sight! If you agree she is amazing (and courageous!) you can still make a donation at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/victoriamerrett1
Over £500 raised so far - fantastic! Now Victoria is on a selfie challenge! We look forward to the pics of her out and about across Worcestershire - no hat or scarves please!
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.