The Vision Support Centre is open for new and existing members to take part in a range of activities as follows:

Tuesday to Friday 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. There are no charges for our regular activities, we only ask for you to pay 50p for a cup of tea or coffee and the costs involved for outings and social meals. The line dancers kindly pay £3 to dance which buys resources for the class.

The range of activities and pursuits which are supported by Vision Support involve the following:

  • Craft Classes – The majority of classes take place for 30 weeks of the year from September to June. Classes range from paper craft, pottery, basketry, seat weaving, knitting or crocheting.
  • Computer Classes – Learn how to use accessible software like SuperNova and Guide. Tablet training is also available.
  • Social Activities – There are lots of exciting social activities available at our centre, they are all a great opportunity to meet new people or even learn a new skill, such as line dancing. We regularly meet for evening meals and lunchtime socials. Other social activities around the District are hosted at Lister House in Ripon each Tuesday morning from September to May and in the Tea Cups Café in Pateley Bridge on the first Wednesday of each month.  We also run a  rambling group which stomps across our magnificent Yorkshire Countryside, tackling walks between five and seven miles. The group meet monthly with trained volunteer guides offering 1:1 support. If you prefer you can bring along a friend or partner to walk with.
  • Ad Hoc Activities  Other activities, such as half day trips to local venues each summer, Christmas lunches at a variety of venues and trips to the theatre, are organised on an ad hoc basis.