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.
Shirley Sheridan – Trustee, Cynthia Palmer – Mayor of Malvern, Sue Roberts – Volunteer, Wendy Cole – Volunteer, Jean Ellis- Client, Mary Ung – Client, and Jenny Douglas – Advice and Support Officer, with Olympic Silver Medalist (1984) Steve Cram.
A record number of 28 people, raising money for Sight Concern, took part in the Worcester City Races on Sunday 16th September 2018. Congratulations and thank you to all who took part. Every single person completed the course in good times.
An extra special mention goes out to Fiona Blake, Fundraising Manager, who completed the Half Marathon in two hours 18 minutes.
Support and Social Activity Groups
As part of our LocalEyes service, funded by the Lottery, we now have Peer Support Groups around the County. Run by experienced Advice and Support Officers, we offer local social groups where clients can meet and make friends with others affected by sight loss and enjoy a varied programme of speakers and activities.
You can find us in:
Redditch on a Monday afternoon
Bromsgrove on a Thursday morning
Worcester on a Thursday morning
Malvern on alternate Monday afternoons
Coming soon! An Art Group in Evesham and a new Peer Support Group in the Wyre Forest
We also offer regular social activity groups run by volunteers in Wyre Forest and Malvern and an Art Group and a Craft Group in Worcester.
New Opportunities - Make a difference, become a volunteer!
Do you want to make a difference by helping people with a visual impairment? If so, we have a number of volunteering opportunities all over Worcestershire!
In Evesham we urgently need help at a lively Bowls Club. The club meets fortnightly and volunteers are needed to guide our participants around the venue, and to make teas and coffees.
In Worcester, a gentleman in his 50's would like a weekly gym buddy.
In Bromsgrove, a young woman in her 30's would like a companion to go shopping with her and to help free-run her guide dog.
In Kidderminster, the Wyre Forest Peer Support Group needs volunteers to help with refreshments and guiding people.
If you would like to learn more about these and other exciting Sight Concern volunteering opportunities in Redditch and Bromsgrove, please contact Cat Stokowska and Dave Dunbar at
Tel. 01905 723245
Every minute given makes a huge difference!
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.
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
- Call My Bluff, Cheese and Wine Tasting Celebrity Challenge
Posted on October 9th, 2017
- Wing Walking Spectacular
Posted on January 3rd, 2017
- Sight Concern Firewalk 2016
Posted on September 7th, 2016