Sight Support Ryedale is able to offer a wide range of groups, fully accessible to sight impaired people, which fosters a continued high level of independence. All our activities are fully supported by our team of experienced and friendly volunteers.
There is a small fee for each activity attended and, whenever possible, our excursions and activities are subsidised, particularly so for those in receipt of means-tested benefits.
Wherever possible, transport to all our activities is provided.
SOCIAL GROUP MEETINGS
“Life would be so dull without this group. What I noticed after I had come a few times was that there are no miserable people here, everyone seems to be jolly.”
“It’s not only a social group – it’s supportive, informative and constructive. I really appreciate the invited speakers we have who are specialists in their field.”
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT - gentle exercise activities
"It's lovely to be able to do something that everyone else has the choice to do. I've thought about joining a fitness group before, but there's a barrier. You wonder how it's going to work, how you’ll know where to go and what to do. To have the opportunity to join in with something that other people take for granted - it's great!"
The sessions take place fortnightly throughout the year.
Throughout the summer months we provide a series of gentle strolls around a local village or beauty spot. We always end the walk at a café that serves good tea and cake!
We have occasional excursions to local places of interest which often includes a lunch out. Transport is provided. Places we have been before include Castle Howard, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Helmsley Walled Garden and The Scarborough Fair Collection & Vintage Transport Museum. We attend theatre and musical trips and also to to sight loss specific events such as the 'Sight Village' exhibition.
Perhaps our most popular trips are thoses where we head to shopping destinations such as Market Days at Northallerton of Beverley; Christmas shopping in York and various garden centres across the region.
“I loved our trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park – it was entertaining, interesting and educational.”
“I look forward to the shopping trips. It makes all the difference having someone with me to take the time to help me and to see the prices. The volunteers are all so patient”
Would you like to continue to use technology despite your sight loss or perhaps you would like to learn more about iOS, Android or Smart phones and devices? Learn more about programmes, apps and accessible features for sight impaired users.
We can offer advice, information or basic accessibility training. One to one clinics are availble so that the sessions are tailored to the individual's needs.