Berkshire Vision

About us

We provide vital practical and friendly support, sport and activities to visually impaired children and adults, and their families in Berkshire. Helping to develop confidence and live independent lives safely.

Our services

  • Home visits
    After an initial phone call, we can come to your home and tell you more about how we can help and the wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities on offer as a Berkshire Vision Member.

  • Children and family support
    We also support friends and families, including parents and siblings of the person affected by sight loss.

  • 18-35 plus social group
    This group was set up to support young adults with their transition into adulthood. Regular get-togethers include pub visits, meals out and concerts.

  • Clubs
    Our activities programme is designed to encourage and maximise getting out into the community. Activities provide access to entertainment and leisure activities most of us take for granted and there's something for everyone, from boat trips, walks with a pub lunch, theatre trips and lots more.

  • Sport
    We run seven social clubs across Berkshire, from Hungerford to Slough and everywhere in between. We meet monthly for lunch, entertainment and a chat, we can also provide transport.

  • Activities
    We do everything from fishing, to tandem cycling, cricket, tennis, dragon boating racing, ballroom dancing and lots more, for all ages and abilities.

  • Resources
    Our office is equipped with resources that can help with lots of things when you've lost your sight, from reading the paper to safely making a cup of tea. Book an appointment to pop by and find out more and try them out or contact us if you need us to bring them to you. We can also refer and signpost you to our partners including RNIB and Guide Dogs.

Do you have a safeguarding procedure e.g. DBS?: Yes
What time(s) does this service take place?: We’re open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm and Friday’s 9am to 3.30pm.
How often does this service/activity take place?: Multiple times a week
Categories:
Learning something new
Connecting with others
Getting active
Losing weight
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Support with anxiety/depression
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Average waiting list (weeks): 1
Service access criteria: For people who are visually impaired and their carers in Berkshire
Key words - separate with a comma: Vision, Blind
Is this service available nationally?:
Yes
No

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