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Eye Health Information Day

Eye Health Information Day Come and find out how small changes to your life can help you to make the most of your sight. This is a great opportunity to try a range of aids and equipment for people with sight loss and to meet other organisations providing services in...

Confidence Building Co-ordinator vacancy – RNIB

RNIB Confidence Building Co-ordinator (South East Region) Salary: £24,860 per annum pro rata Contract type: Permanent Hours: 25 hours per week RNIB’s Face to Face Confidence Building Courses bring together blind and partially sighted people to share experiences, learn...

National Citizen Service 2018 – We’ve been chosen!

We are delighted to have been chosen by the current Youth Options National Citizenship Scheme group in Southampton as their charity to fundraise for. Last Thursday 5th July, Southampton Sight went to Lucia Foster Welsh university halls of residence near Ocean Village...

Celebrating our Volunteers

We had the most superb time celebrating our volunteers on Thursday 7th June in Volunteers Week - a week set aside each year to recognise the fantastic work of volunteers around the country. Southampton Sight organised an  afternoon with cream teas all around and a...

Book groups in Southampton

Southampton Civic Centre and Bitterne Library are running book groups for visually impaired people. Are you visually impaired or know someone who is? If the answer is yes why not join one of the book groups at Bitterne or Central Library, especially for people who...

Dancing in the Dark

Students from Southampton Solent University put on a ‘Dancing in the Dark’ fundraising event at the university and raised a fabulous £206.00 on the night.

Macular Roadshow 2018

The Southampton Sight team will be exhibiting at the Macular Roadshow next week on Tuesday May 22nd at the Novotel in Southampton. The event starts at 10.30am and concludes at 3.30pm. For more information please click on the link below. Macular Roadshow...

Marathon runners visit Children & Young Peoples group

The Children & Young's Peoples group had a great time getting stuck into pottery making on Saturday 12th May . Many thanks to Y Services, Genesis Youth Centre in Locksheath for delivering the session. We also had our marathon runners Kate and Hayley Scott attend the...

Marathon Success!

A big thank you and huge cheer to our marathon runners Kate Scott & Hayley, Caroline Payne, Tanya Carter who ran the ABP Southampton Marathon & @Genie Powers who ran the London Marathon 2018.

Dine in the Dark – A fantastic night!

On Wednesday 28th March at 7pm, forty six guests sat down at the Aspire restaurant - Southampton City College to enjoy a mystery 5 course dinner. Before entering the restaurant guests were handed out eye masks which they were then required to wear for the rest of the...

Road closure update

If you are visiting our centre on Bassett Avenue, we are pleased to inform you that the road is now fully open again but please do be aware that closures are in place for ongoing road works between the hours of 8 PM to 6 A.M.

Dine In The Dark – Book tickets now!

You are invited to join us In The Dark! Dear friend, Did you know 93 per cent of people in the UK registered as blind or partially sighted can actually see something? Southampton Sight is holding a ‘Dine In The Dark’ event, in aid of RNIB, to awaken your senses and...

Bassett Avenue – Roadworks Closures

Please be aware that Bassett Avenue will be closed for carriageway repairs and resurfacing between the Chilworth Roundabout and the Winchester Road Roundabout from 20:00hrs on Sunday 11th February for up to 8 weeks. The work will be carried out in two phases as detailed below.

From the Harp

The Wednesday social group enjoyed a fabulous interactive and therapeutic harp session

Morrison’s have awarded us a grant!

We have received an amazing grant from Morrison's for £13,209 which is to be used for the Southampton Sights roof to be fixed. Thank you Morrison's! we will be all set for the new year with this wonderful gift....

Dorothy Oliver hitting high notes

Read the article written by Southampton Sight volunteer Dorothy Oliver who is visually impaired, discussing her experience of singing with Southampton Choral Society. Very inspiring!click on Southampton Choral Society Article    or read below Choral Member, Dorothy...

Kate on the sea! read the blog

My week on the waves with the Jubilee Sailing Trust It was just my luck to join the Lord Nelson during one of our now all too regular storms.  I joined the ship on Trafalgar day (October 21st). The weather was so bad that we stayed quayside in Poole that night and...

We Won! Changing Live’s award 2017

Last night 1st November at the Visionary Conference 2017 we were announced the winners of the 'Changing Live's' award for the support and relationship built with Sinem, a young person who has had to climb many more mountains than the average teenager. The daughter of...

Coming soon! Low vision rehabilitation hub

Exciting new things are happening at Southampton Sight as our Low Vision Rehabilitation Hub is taking shape. Mandy Swift our Service Manager is currently training on an intensive course in low vision therapy with Optima Low Vision Services Ltd. We will keep you...

Girl Guiding UK

Yesterday Southampton Sight Service Manager Mandy visited Girlguiding UK…

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