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 support someone you know with their sight loss?

Then come along to one of our new monthly Sight Loss Support Groups and let’s talk about the challenges that sight loss brings and ways to overcome them with people who understand.

Recently clients have told us:

“By meeting others with sight loss, you’ll be surprised what you might learn.”
“There’s always someone to rely on to get information and this is what’s impressive”
“By talking to my local Sight Loss Advisor, I have got the equipment I need to be able to attend an Art Group again.”

As Worcestershire’s leading sight loss charity, we can provide support and advice to help local people find new ways of dealing with the practical and emotional difficulties faced as a result of sight loss, and our team of local Sight Loss Advisors have a wealth of knowledge about their local areas and can tailor the support you need to enable you to be as independent as you wish to be.

 

Local Sight Loss Support Groups are:

Evesham

When: First Wednesday afternoon of the month, 2 – 4pm

Location: St Mary’s & St Egwin’s Catholic Community Centre, 118 High Street, Evesham, WR11 4EJ.

For more information please contact Heather Smith on 07505 842560 or 01905 723245 or email h.smith@sightconcern.co.uk.

Redditch

When: Second Monday afternoon of the month, 2 – 4pm.

Location: The Christ Church Centre, Ryton Close, Matchborough West, Redditch B98 0EW.

For more information, please call Michelle Coyle on 07505 766850 or 01905 723245 or email m.coyle@sightconcern.co.uk.

Malvern

When: Third Monday afternoon of the month, 2 – 4pm.

Location: The United Reformed Church Hall, Worcester Road, Malvern Link, WR14 1SS.

For more information, please call Jenny Douglas on 07722 630217 or 01905 723245 or email j.douglas@sightconcern.co.uk.

Bromsgrove

When: First Thursday morning of the month, 10am – 12 noon

Location: Room 6, The Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, Bromsgrove, B60 1AS.

For more information please contact Helen Beardes on 07804 027597 or 01905 723245 or email h.beardes@sightconcern.co.uk.

Worcester

When: Second Thursday morning of the month, 10am – 12noon

Location: The Friends Meeting House, Sansome Walk, Worcester, WR1 1UG.

For more information, please call our Reception Team on 01905 723245 or email info@sightconcern.co.uk.

Wyre Forest

When: Third Monday afternoon of the month, 2 – 4pm.

Location: The Tulip Tree Centre, Castle Road, Kidderminster, DY11 6TH.

For more information, please call Sandra O’Donnell on 07954 730716 or 01905 723245 or email s.odonnell@sightconcern.co.uk.

So come along and join us for a cuppa, you can be assured of a warm welcome from your local Sight Loss Advisor and our volunteers. It will be a great opportunity to chat to others and find out more about useful information and services in your area.

If you are unable to attend but would like to know more about the other ways that we can support you with your sight loss, please do not hesitate to contact your local Sight Loss Advisor or call our friendly Reception Team on 01905 723245.

To find details of the next Sight Loss Support Group in your area, go to our Events calendar.

Branch Groups

In its early days Sight Concern was made up of branch committees, all made up of volunteers, who visited people, organised social activities and provided gifts and grants for blind people in their local area.

Wyre Forest Branch

Our Wyre Forest branch is still operating locally providing a regular social groups and occasional days trips

The social group offers a range of different activities from guest speakers, entertainment, bingo and more.

Social groups are useful for sharing tips with other people with sight loss on how to do things differently, discussing useful aids and equipment and it can help to talk to people who understand how you feel.

When: 2nd Monday afternoon of the month, 1.45 – 4pm

Location: The Tulip Tree Centre, Castle Road, Kidderminster DY11 6TH

For more information please contact Sight Concern on 01905 723245.

Malvern Branch

Our Malvern branch is still operating locally providing a regular social groups and occasional days trips.

The social group offers a range of different activities from guest speakers, entertainment, bingo and more.

Social groups are useful for sharing tips with other people with sight loss on how to do things differently, discussing useful aids and equipment and it can help to talk to people who understand how you feel.

When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month, 2 – 4pm.

Location: Christchurch Hall, Avenue Road, Malvern WR14 3AY.

For more information please contact Sight Concern on 01905 723245.

 

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Sight Concern Worcestershire

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

Registered Charity: 1136716
Company number: 07258623