Berkshire Vision

Berkshire Vision has been supporting visually impaired and blind people throughout Berkshire for over 100 years.

We aim to provide visually impaired people (VIPs) with the information and support they need to live independently and safely. We achieve this by offering a wide range of services to VIPs and their families as well as working with health and social care professionals, local employers and community groups to improve their understanding of visual impairment and the needs of those affected by all forms of vision loss.

We also provide vital practical and emotional support to VIPs and their families, we have a children’s activity club, social clubs and a full range of sporting activities for all ages.

Sight loss does more than take away a person’s sight, it can take away their self-confidence and independence leaving them feeling isolated and alone.

Did you know...

Sight loss is on the increase, by 2050 over 4 million people will be diagnosed with some form of sight loss.

Here's what this money can do...

  • £10 pays for a t-shirt for a sports team member.

  • £30 pays for a welcome pack to newly registered members, providing information, vital signposting, useful aids and catalogues.

  • £50 pays for a focus day in the resource centre

  • £100 provides vital transport to activities for those that are unable to drive.

  • £2000 pays for a theatre trip with touch tour for up to 30 children and their families

  • £4000 pays for a holiday weekend for 7 children and their families

  • £6500 delivers support through our telephone helpline annually.

Every 5 seconds a person goes blind.

What makes Berkshire Vision different

Berkshire Vision is the sight loss charity in Berkshire.

The unique service delivers a raft of support to VIPs and their families which include advice and information at the point of diagnosis, home visits, a varied leisure programme and the opportunity to take part in a variety of sporting activities.

Other ways to support

Become a Volunteer or Ambassador of the charity.

Make a regular monthly or annual donation.

Mike says “I joined Berkshire Vision to help support them with their tennis club, I was blown away by the enthusiasm and energy that the blind members had for the game, I felt inspired and from then on I’ve been involved in a variety of sports and with every different sport I am still amazed to this day."

Our roles are designed to be flexible to fit around the time you have to give. Find out more by emailing: info@berkshirevision.org.uk or www.berkshirevision.org.uk

Address

Midleton House, 5 Erleigh Road
Reading
RG1 5LR

Contact Number

0118 987 2803