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Walking in a Blind Man’s Shoes

Simon is one of three finalists for The BBC Radio Solent Community Heroes Awards 2020 Inclusion Awards which aim to recognise unsung heroes across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight – they will be announcing the winner on Friday 31 July BBC Radio Solent –...

Everyone loves Cookies!

Keeping socially connected whilst physically distanced is always a challenge SO we ordered cookies, chocolate cookies from Message Muffins.  They make you feel good and that’s just what we wanted our children and families to feel in these difficult times.  We think it...

100 Years Young!

Wonderful to celebrate Joan’s 100th birthday this week.  We couldn’t have a party at the centre so we took the party to Joan – keeping socially distance whilst physically distancing is a challenge but at Southampton Sight we are so proud at how we have coped through...

New ways of working together

Find out how we are working in new ways with Southampton's Cultural Services during lockdown https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKSOUTHAMPTON/bulletins/2935e52#.Xv7ur0n6xYI.twitter via @Granicus

Thank You!

We received the following letter today from one of our members ... Dear Mandy I would like to say to you and the volunteers a big thank you for what you have done for us during the lockdown. Thank you also for organizing the group phone calls which I enjoy once I have...

100 Club Lottery

The Southampton Sight 100 Club is a lottery that is paid annually and is drawn once a month on the first Monday afternoon.  Each number costs £12 a year – that’s £1 a month.  50% of the money received is put in the prize pot and 50% of the money raised goes to...

Thank You Greggs Foundation

Thank you Greggs Foundation who awarded Southampton Sight £250 for care packages and specialist equipment for people living with sight loss.  Since closing our offices on 18 March and moving to home working we have been delivering a telephone based services offering...

We are here to help

Dear All I hope you are all managing to keep safe and well. I am taking this opportunity to update you with what is happening at Southampton Sight.  In these unprecedented times there is a fine line to be drawn with maintaining as much service as we can with keeping...

Southampton Sight Awareness Challenges for Children

Please pass on this information to any children you know who are “working at home”. The school Sight Awareness Team are “twiddling their thumbs” as our school workshop sessions are on hold at the moment. However, we have come up with a few ideas of fun activities for...

Southampton Sight News Update

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to affect many more people in the coming weeks and we want to make sure that all our members, volunteers and people who use our services are protected as much as possible. We know that older people are especially vulnerable to this...

Crazy Creatures – Saturday 14th March

On Saturday 14th March our Children & Young Peoples Group will be having a visit from Crazy Creatures between 10am and 12 noon. This event is open to any child or young person living in Southampton or the surrounding area who is experiencing sight loss together...

When life gives you lemons…make lemonade…?

Dear Mr Sight Loss I’m writing to you today to update you on how I’m doing. I thought you’d like to know. I had never really thought much about sight loss or visual impairment until 4 years ago. My sight had always been ok, apart from normal stuff like glasses for...

A morning with Welsh National Opera

Friday 20th March 2020, 11am – 1pm Southampton Sight, 3 Basset Avenue, Southampton, SO16 7DP Free admission & light refreshments Southampton Sight are delighted to welcome musicians from Welsh National Opera (WNO) for an hour of music-making and storytelling...

Low Vision Equipment Day – Wednesday 19th February

On Wednesday 19th February we will be holding a Low Vision Equipment Day in association with VisionAid Technologies. Individual appointments lasting 20 minutes will be available between 10am and 1pm.  Please phone Sonia or Gail on 023 8076 9882 to book your...

Sunu Success

Using radar and augmented reality, the Sunu Band enables blind and partially sighted people to travel with confidence.  Advanced haptic feedback guides your way around any obstacle, and navigation sensors connect you to the world that’s around you. Here is a review...

Keeping it in the family

In April this year Richard Fielder will be running the London Marathon to raise funds for Southampton Sight.  The marathon will be the finish of his pledge to run 500 miles.  Richard has a long history with the Society as his grandfather was blind and chairman of the...

Charity of the Year – More Good News

Southampton Sight is delighted to announce that we have been chosen by Associated British Ports in Southampton as their Charity of the Year 2020.  Paul Black, who has lived experience of sight loss through his sister, nominated us.  Thank you Paul and we look forward...

Good News – Very Good News

At Southampton Sight we’ve been celebrating – we promised you good news and here it is – we have been awarded £291,900 over 5 years from the National Lottery Community Fund.  The funding secured is to pay core salaries so we can move to become a sustainable...

Just a bit of Clickbait news

Sometimes in the charity world we can be all consumed with BAD news – no funding, our members are not getting the support they need from statutory services and the news in the media can make us all feel that things just aren’t going our way. Well here at Southampton...

Change of Guard

In December we said good bye to Brian Anderson, who has been the Chairman of Southampton Sight since 2015.  Brian is relocating north to be nearer his family.  During Brian’s tenure of Southampton Sight there has been a deliberate move by Brian to ensure that people...

100 Years Young!

Dorrie recently celebrated her 100th birthday.  What a happy day and what an achievement.  She has been coming to Southampton Sight for over 10 years but her history is incredible.  She tells us that as a civil servant in the Second World War working as a telephonist...

Lived experience has incredible value and needs to be recognised

Sight Loss Awareness training is crucial in a society where many people still know so little about living with sight loss.  At Southampton Sight we don’t just support people living with sight loss – we have made it our mission to improve awareness of sight loss in...

Anyone fancy a cuppa next Thursday?

It’s a tough gig when you lose your sight.  You lose your independence, you have to make major adjustments and life changes very quickly.  That coupled with the emotional and mental changes many of the people coming to Southampton Sight need a lot of help and support...

It takes a village to raise a child

At Southampton Sight we believe that it is the interests of all of us to ensure young people living with sight loss have the opportunity to engage in activities that inspire, build self-esteem and confidence. Statistics show that young people living with sight loss...

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