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 its surrounding villages, including our home visiting services, telephone befriending, day trips, weekly friendship and entertainment group plus weekly 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 in Harrogate, are also available for you to join.

Ripon Vision Support Group

Meetings are on Tuesdays, 10.15 am to 12pm, at Allhallowgate Methodist Church, Ripon.

Advice sessions are run by Vision Support Advisors Tanya and Vanessa with the Entertainment and Friendship group run by Trustee, John Mellor and a small team of wonderful volunteers.


Ripon Vision Support Group is an established group that has been offering friendship and entertainments to sight impaired Ripon residents for many decades. A very friendly group offering a range of entertainments including singing, informative speakers, musicians and visits from community members.


If it is information and advice you are seeking, Vision Support Advisors 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, and statutory organisations such as the NHS Eye Department and NYCC Sensory Team to ensure you are getting all the help and support you need. There will also be a display of useful aids and resources for you to learn more about.


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 or email