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.

Local support with your sight loss

While much of our usual support is currently on hold, you can still be assured of a friendly voice at the end of the phone when you call Sight Concern. We are here to answer any questions you may have relating to your sight loss – you may need to replace your...

Sight Concern Reaches Out to Clients Remotely

Sight Concern Worcestershire, your local charity which helps blind and partially sighted people lead independent and fulfilling lives, has been calling all their clients to check that they are coping in these troubled times. Jenny Gage, Chief Officer, says, “We all...

2.6 Challenge – 26 April 2020

Join the 2.6 Challenge to help Sight Concern Worcestershire and help save our UK Charities. We are part of the nation-wide virtual challenge event to save the UK’s charities. It is taking place on and around the 26th April 2020. We are inviting you, your friends...

Telephone befrienders – an appeal

Appeal for telephone befrienders for people with sight lossSocial distancing is so much harder for people with sight loss, especially if their regular friends and family can’t support them at the moment.Could you spare some time to make a regular phone...

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Sight Concern Services Update

Here at Sight Concern, as we are currently unable to support clients at our groups or face to face, our wonderful team of Sight Loss Advisors and Administrators are keeping busy supporting clients over the telephone.  We are pro-actively calling clients...

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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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Living With Sight Loss Sessions – Redditch

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

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 Concern Worcestershire

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

Registered Charity: 1136716
Company number: 07258623