Support fot sight loss
Thomas Pocklington Trust is a national charity which supports blind and partially sighted people with a focus on Education, Employment and Engagement.
We recognise everyone’s unique experience of sight loss and offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change, reading services and the products we offer in our online shop
We’re a catalyst for change – inspiring people with sight loss to transform their own personal experience, their community and, ultimately, society as a whole. Our focus is on giving them the help, support and tools they need to realise their aspirations.
Being a compulsive gambler can harm your health and relationships, and leave you in serious debt.
If you have a problem with gambling and you'd like to stop, support and treatment is available.
Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. Our Future Direction and Strategy Overview explains how we aim to reach and support many more individuals over the next five years, from 200,000 people today, to 500,000 by 2023
Welcome to VI Sport North East, a website set up by visually impaired people to help other visually impaired and blind people in the North East find sports and fitness clubs/classes.
We’re here to provide support, advice and training to volunteers and voluntary and community groups operating in the borough. Please explore our website to find out more about the services we provide, or contact us for further information.
Our charity supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and to go beyond expectations. Find out more about the work that we do, and the people that we support.
Supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss.
The sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll enjoy the rewards of a life that’s free from addiction.
Sight Loss Councils are led by blind and partially sighted members. We tackle local issues and work with businesses and service providers to improve the accessibility of their services.
We work closely with other organisations to ensure that the people of Newcastle with sight loss benefit from our combined skills and knowledge.
Vision Northumberland (formally Northumberland County Blind Association) offers client-led support to individuals in Northumberland, living with a visual impairment. Our tailored services are delivered face-to-face, via telephone and email.
We are a local Charity working with people who are blind, partially sighted, Deaf or hard of hearing on their journey to independence. We make sure people have choice and control over their lives and help others better understand the impact of sensory loss.
We are a friendly pro-active group of blind and partially sighted people that meet regularly at events where we have chats and plenty of laughs. We provide monthly talks on a range of subjects, social events; days out together; New Age Kurling; and New Age Bowls and Boccia. Blind Life in Durham also enters New Age Kurling Competitions with any members wishing to take part.
The Welfare Centre offers:
- Enquiries and advice Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm
- Mornings: cookery and daily living skills classes
- Afternoons: handicraft and social activities
- Holidays, outings, theatre trips, etc
- Home visiting scheme
- Advice and use of specialist equipment
- Braille, Moon and typing lessons
- Fortnightly talking newspaper.
Sight loss affects people of all ages; its impact on day to day living can be huge. Blindness and visual impairment affect an estimated 1.8 million people in the United Kingdom according to the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB). Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind provides support, advice and services to anyone with sight loss throughout our area.
We provide rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support to veterans regardless of how or when they lost their sight. We’re here to help blind veterans regain their independence and live the life they choose.
We are a charity, supporting people affected by inherited sight loss and investing
in medical research to help make their challenges a thing of the past.