Staff, members and Chair of Trustees outside new premises in Malton

Our aims

Sight Support Ryedale aims to positively affect the lives of partially sighted and blind people in Ryedale by enabling them to take part in activities which sighted people may take for granted, to provide opportunities for friendship and peer support, to offer information and resources, and to represent their views.

Latest news

NEW FACILITY AT OUR LOCAL CINEMAAn Audio Description service can now be enjoyed at the Palace Cinema in Malton. The facility is so far available in Screen 1, in selected seats, so do telephone the cinema to check that it's available for the film you wish to go to. 01653 698899.

About Us

Welcome to Sight Support Ryedale
We are an independent charity offering support to anyone in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire who has a serious sight problem.  We make available a network of support, activities and friendship to help counter the social, emotional and practical problems that living with sight loss can bring. We have a thriving and active membership, supported by over 30 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 advice, excursions, an annual escorted 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.

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."
If your sight is too poor to be corrected by normal glasses, why not join us?
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