An independent charity offering support to visually impaired people living in the Ryedale area of North Yorkshire.
Sight Support Ryedale provides a network of support, activities and friendship to help alleviate 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.
SUPPORTING THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED SINCE 1994
We've been supporting people with visual impairment since 1994, enabling them to take part in activities which sighted people may take for granted. Through the combined efforts of 8 trustees, 2 part-time staff and 20 volunteers we provide opportunities for friendship and peer support together with access to information and resources to maintain an independent lifestyle.
HELPING YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE FULL
We provide a wide range of support and activities including fortnightly social groups, excursions, a bi-annual escorted holiday, walking group, Aerobic sessions and IT support. We also encourage our visually impaired members to be involved in the delivery of our activities and a number of our members and volunteers play a vital and much-appreciated role on our management and activity committees.
MAKES ME FEEL LIKE THERE IS STILL LIFE
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 there is still life even after sight loss.
A COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS WHO UNDERSTAND
Losing your sight can be a lonely and depressing thing. My In-Touch group gives me a community of friends who understand.
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
To represent their views