Sight Concern Worcestershire is the only charity dedicated exclusively to improving the lives of people with sight loss in the county. We’ve been supporting people across the community since 1880.

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We are an entirely independent charity and have to raise all of our own funds to be able to provide our range of services.

Our Vision
Our vision is a world where blind and partially sighted people have the confidence to reach their full potential and opportunities to play an active role in society.

Our Mission
Our Mission is to support blind and partially sighted people to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
We support individuals with sight loss, their families, carers and friends. We also provide advice to professionals, members of the public, community groups and anyone else who wants to make a positive difference to the lives of people with sight loss.
We have a large network of local and national professionals who we can call on to support us such as GP’s, opticians and other charities.

If you are facing sight loss, or know someone who is, then please get in touch with us by phone on 01905 723 245 or by email.

Our name changed in 2009.

The charity is officially registered as’ Worcestershire Association for the Blind’, but we operate day to day as ‘Sight Concern Worcestershire’.

Why did we change?

The name was changed in 2009 to show a more modern approach to the work that we do and to stop alienation of the very people we want to support. The word ‘blind’, although having a strong impact, can be rather frightening. It’s also somewhat misleading as very few visually impaired people are completely blind. Many people told us they did not think they ‘qualified’ for our services as they were not registered as blind, only partially sighted or sight impaired. Others told us they were fearful of losing any their remaining sight and didn’t want to think about ‘going blind’.

We carried out a consultation exercise with people with sight loss and other people with connections to the charity. Our new name, Sight Concern Worcestershire, was the most popular.

Sight Loss Support Groups – March

Due to Corona Virus (COVID -19) there are no groups/activities taking place at the moment, please contact 01905 723 245 if you have any queries.Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier?Or are you someone who has...

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Craft Group Knits for Australian Wildlife

The craft group is an independent group that meets on Tuesday mornings 10-12, at The Bradbury Centre, Worcester. They have been putting their knitting skills to good use by making comfort pouches and wrap around bird blankets, for the injured wildlife...

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Sight Loss Support Groups – February

Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier? Or are you someone who has lived with sight loss for many years and is interested in learning new things? Or are you a family member or friend wanting to know how best...

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BBC In Touch Programme

Jenny Gage ,CEO and Shirley Sheridan, client and trustee, visited the BBC studios to be interviewed by Peter White for the BBC In Touch Programme. The interview highlighted the difference that local sight loss charities, such as Sight Concern, make in the lives of...

Sight Loss Support Groups – January

Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier?Or are you someone who has lived with sight loss for many years and is interested in learning new things?Or are you a family member or friend wanting to know how best to...

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Sight Loss Support Groups – December

Are you new to sight loss and looking for local advice about how to make everyday tasks easier?Or are you someone who has lived with sight loss for many years and is interested in learning new things?Or are you a family member or friend wanting to know...

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Sight Concern Worcestershire

The Bradbury Centre, 2 Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1LH

Registered Charity: 1136716
Company number: 07258623