Sight Support Ryedale aims to positively affect the lives of partially sighted and blind people in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire by enabling them to take part in activities which sighted people may take for granted, to provide opportunities for friendship and peer support, and to offer information and resources.
ACTION FOR BLIND PEOPLE MOBILE INFORMATION UNITThe information bus will be in Ryedale the week commencing 3rd June. Call in to get advice or look at equipment to help with daily living. Here's the itinerary: MONDAY 3rd June, pm - Malton, Wentworth Street car park. TUESDAY, 4th June, am & pm - Malton, Market Place. WEDNESDAY, 5th June, am - Helmsley, main car park. WEDNESDAY, 5th June, pm - Kirkbymoorside, outside library. THURSDAY, 6th June, am - Pickering, The Ropery car park.CEILIDH DANCE! Our Ceilidh, held on 19th April, was a great success, with thanks to The Allsorts ceilidh band and caller, and singer Alison Lawson. Thank you to all those who supported this fundraising event.Return to top
Welcome to Sight Support Ryedale.
We are an independent registered charity which caters for anyone in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire who has a serious sight problem. We have a thriving and active membership, supported by over 30 friendly and helpful volunteers.
The charity has been helping people with visual impairment since 1994, and now provides a wide range of support and activities, including fortnightly social groups, information and support, excursions, an annual holiday, walking group, Yoga sessions, book group, computer training, and supply or loan of aids and equipment.
We aim for high user-involvement in the running of our charity, with members and volunteers playing a vital and much-appreciated role on our management committees. We also maintain good collaborative links with NYCC’s Rehabilitation Officers for the Visually Impaired.
Our users say:
- "As you lose your sight, you find that you can't do many of the things that you used to enjoy. Sight Support Ryedale has helped me back into the mainstream of life, and makes me feel that there is still life even after sight loss."
- "Losing your sight can be a lonely and depressing thing. My In-Touch group gives me a community of friends who understand."