Vision Support Harrogate District bringing services to you locally.

Vision Support Harrogate District offers a range of services to people experiencing sight loss in the City of Ripon and it’s surrounding villages, including our home visiting services, telephone befriending, weekly friendship and entertainment group and monthly Vision Support Advisor Sessions. Please click on the following links for information on Home Visits, Demonstration Days and Events.
If you can use public transport all of our daytime activities at The Vision Support Centre, are also available for you to join.

Ripon Vision Support Group

Meetings are on Tuesdays, 10 am to 11.30am term time only, transport can be arranged for residents within a couple of miles radius of Lister House. Meetings cost £2 or £4 with transport.
Run by Trustee, John Mellor and a small team of volunteers, Ripon Vision Support Group is an established group that has been offering Vision Support Services, friendship and entertainments to sight impaired Ripon residents for 40 years. A very friendly group offering a range of entertainments including singing, informative speakers, musicians and visits from community members.

On the first Tuesday of each month a Vision Support Advisor will be available to answer queries and offer support to you regarding your sight loss. They can liaise with other members of the Vision Support Team to ensure you are getting all the help and support you need.

Please see the timetable below for group meeting dates:

January 7th Vision Support Advisor in attendance
January 14th Jeremy Trigg, Confessing of a wandering vicar
January 21st Victoria Richardson, A Morning of Music
January 28th Katherine Friis, Specsavers, Maximising Vision and Independence
February 4th Vision Support Advisor in attendance
February 11th To be arranged
February 18th Andrew Roberts
February 25th Shrove Tuesday
March 3rd Vision Support Advisor in attendance
March 10th Alan Sawyer, A Morning of Music
March 17th St Patrick’s Day
March 24th Farming today and yesterday
March 31st To be arranged
April 7th Vision Support Advisor in attendance
April 14th Easter Tuesday No Meeting


If you are interested in joining or volunteering for the Ripon Vision Support Group, or would like to talk about any of our services, please contact the Vision Support Team on 01423 565915.