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.
We can hardly wait for our family friendly Go Bright for Sight Colour Run on 25th June at Droitwich Lido Park. Participants will start off dressed in white and then run, walk, or dance their way through red, blue, green and pink Paint Stations, sponsored by local companies AKW, Fortis Living, First Solution and Modus Creative.
There’s been great enthusiasm from the Droitwich Spa Community, with nearly 300 people signed up to get colourful, but we don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun. So get booking your last minute places folks! Enter online at www.sightconcern.co.uk/colour-run or call 01905 332 902.
Afterwards all are welcome to our “Party in the Park” around the bandstand with a DJ, bouncy castle, face painting and a colourful festival of throwing paint, with Indian themed food and drink from 4 Shires Events. Worcestershire’s brilliant adult contemporary vocal group “Voices Unlimited” will be performing at 2.30pm.
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!
Congratulations to our amazing clients, volunteers and supporters who braved our 161ft ABSEIL at ABBERLEY HALL School’s iconic Clock Tower on Sunday 29th May. We are hoping to raise more than £4,000 from our wonderful participants who faced their fears. You can still sponsor them at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/abberleyabseil
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
- 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
- Victoria’s Going Bright for Sight
Posted on February 23rd, 2016