What We Do

We try to cater for every need we can. Just follow the links below to the relevant part of the page to find out exactly what we do. Your support and feedback is important to us so let us know anything we can expand or improve upon.

Equipment and resource centre

Information, Advice & Guidance

Social activities

Home technologies

Community outreach

Health & wellbeing

Young people & Families

Sightloss Awareness Training

Equipment & resource centre

We stock a huge range of specialised and adapted equipment to help visually impaired people with daily living both in and away from home. At our centre the equipment is available to view and try before you buy. Visitors are welcome to come along with their partner, friend or family member to participate in the experience. Our knowledgeable team are always on hand to provide information and advice about the products.

Information, Advice & Guidance

We recognise how important it is to be provided with quality information, advice and guidance. All our staff receive regular training so that they are kept up to date with the latest news, products and benefits support. Whether its face to face, via the telephone or email, our staff are here to help with whatever query you may have.

Social activities

Socialising is important at Southampton Sight. Each week we have a program of regular activities, as follows:

DayTimeActivity
Monday11am – 11.45am
2pm – 4pm
2pm – 4pm
Tai Chi
Weekly Social Group
Bridge
Wednesday10am – 12pm
10am – 12pm
2pm – 4pm
Resource Centre drop in
SocialEyes Group (1st Wednesday of the month)
Weekly Social Group with entertainment
Friday10am – 12.30pm
1pm – 3pm
Creative Writing (4th Friday of the month)
Book Group (4th Friday of the month)
Saturday10am – 12pmChildren and Young People (second Saturday of the month)

Home technologies

Significant recent advances in technology have created many new opportunities for people to overcome everyday problems and challenges associated with sight loss. From using a smart phone to a synaptic tablet or an Amazon Echo, we can demonstrate how these can be of benefit to you.

Community outreach

Our team can come out to visit individuals within their own homes or to groups in the community to advice and provide personalised demonstrations of everyday living equipment and technologies to promote and maintain independence.

Health & wellbeing

At Southampton Sight we aspire to nurture and enhance the health & wellbeing of local people who are visually impaired. Visual impairment can cause people to be less active and prone to isolation which can create a whole range of adverse health effects. We currently offer:

Tai Chi classes – a weekly class to reduce stress & anxiety, improve mobility & balance and build muscle strength

Cooking with confidence – creating healthy delicious meals, understanding cooking instructions, using apps

We are always open to new ideas and are developing the following sessions:

Yoga

Walking Group

Swimming

Emotional support group

Young people & Families

We offer young people and their families the chance to regularly get together and enjoy exciting high quality positive activities to promote and encourage life skills, independence and confidence.

Previously the group have taken part in:

Kayaking

Theatre

Horse riding

Cycles4all

Sightloss Awareness Training

We can offer sight loss awareness training for businesses, groups or schools. The session is delivered in groups and lasts for approx. one hour, covering the definitions of blindness, eye conditions, communication, principles of guiding and assistive and home technologies. The session is interactive and is an opportunity to ask questions and to take part in some blindfold challenges.

Please get in touch if this is something that would be of benefit to your organisation.

Get in Touch

We would love to hear from you. Please use the methods on our contact page or alternatively fill in our quick contact form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.