We are still here for you
Although our Vision Support Social Centre is closed at the moment, we are still here for you.
- Our sight loss help line is still open 01423 565915 and
- Our home visitors and volunteers are telephone befriending to support people whilst they are having to isolate.
- If you are new to sight loss or have recently been diagnosed with a serious eye condition and would like someone to talk to for emotional support and advice, our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer is available for telephone appointments.
- You can also contact us via email on our usual address firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an independent, local charity
We exist to support visually impaired people in Harrogate, Ripon and the surrounding district. We seek to enable visually impaired people to live independently and provide opportunities to meet and interact with other visually impaired people. We offer Information Technology training; provide advice on the help that is available; information on what being visually impaired means; opportunities to socialise, develop, or re-awaken craft skills. In addition to activities in the Centre, the Society undertakes home visits and runs a telephone befriending service to help tackle social isolation. We have regular contact with over 300 visually impaired people, as well as being a point of contact for 400 more. The Society is entirely funded by voluntary donations and our work is made possible by the contribution of many volunteers. If you would like to visit us, give to us, join us to use the service or to volunteer, this website will help you.
We may be a small team, but boy we can get things done!
Tanya has been a member of Vision Support since 1997, beginning her role as Director in 2016
Vision Support Advisor
Leesha offers advice & support to anyone who needs help as well as administrating our charity.
Lauren is our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer and supports people who are newly diagnosed or are experiencing sight loss.
Sue visits members in their own homes, assessing needs and offering information and support. Sue is also our voted for Trip Team Leader.
Charlotte visits members in their own homes, assessing needs & offering support & information.
Our wonderful volunteers are the life blood of our charity and provide all the activities and staff support. Without them we wouldn't be able to carry on the vital work we do.