Berkshire Vision aims to provide visually impaired people (VIPs) with the information and support they need to live independently. This is achieved 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.Why the community needs us
As the UK population ages, by 2030 the number of people with sight loss in the UK could be nearly four million with 34,630 people living in Berkshire. Berkshire Vision provides vital practical and emotional support to VIPs and their families. There is a children's activity club, social clubs and a full range of sporting activities for all ages giving VIP's the opportunity to meet each other, form friendships and experience activities they would not otherwise be in a position to access.Our impact on the community
Sight loss does more than take away a person's sight, it can take away their self-confidence and independence and leave them isolated. With over 80 home visits each month, advice at diagnosis stage, a range of sporting activities, 8 club monthly club meetings, an activity club and children's programme of activities we are able to reach vulnerable people with sight loss so that they can benefit from help and support as well as opportunities that they may not otherwise have been able to access.
Volunteers are required to help our various social and craft clubs across Berkshire; to help with transport; to assist with street/shopping mall collections; to help with IT training/support; to help with blind sports sessions.