Focus on Sunset

Wiltshire Sight exists to help people affected by sight loss in Wiltshire and Swindon. We support more than 1,500 people, of all ages, living with some form of sight loss.

We offer information, advice and guidance, giving people practical and emotional support to help them in their daily lives. We have a fully equipped resource centre at St Lucy’s in Devizes, offering state-of-the-art assistive technology products and low vision aids.

Why not drop in to see us, call for more information or sign up to our newsletter for regular updates, or click here to donate now.

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Latest News & Events

Work for us

Technology and Resources Coordinator Monday – Friday 10am -2pm
£8320 for 20hrs per week

Wiltshire Sight are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Assistive Technology and Resources Coordinator to provide advice, and demonstrate equipment to drop-in clients at our resource and equipment centre and in the community to Blind and Partially Sighted People and their families. This is a new role, working closely with our Direct Services Manger to help grow our services for blind and partially sighted individuals and their families. Experience of Working with Sensory loss is advantageous but Full Training will be given to the right candidate.

Closing Date 30th September 2015

For more information or to request an application Pack Please contact Leanne Hubbard on 01380 723682 or via lhubbard@wiltshiresight.org.

Assistive Technology and Information Showcase

Blind and Partially Sighted people living in Wiltshire are being offered an innovative opportunity to attend a one stop shop for Assistive Technology and Information. There will be two events, one on Tuesday 8th September in Swindon and one on Thursday 10th September in Devizes. Visit the news page to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Wiltshire Sight Nystagmus Awareness Day
Nystagmus Awareness Day is on Wednesday 4 November 2015 and Wiltshire Sight will be have our sight adviser on hand and the latest low vision aids and technology on display. For more information click here.

 

The Tenpin Bowling Challenge

Bowling ChallengeWe’re on the hunt for teams to join our Charity Bowling Challenge in celebration of World Sight Day.

The event takes place at Tenpin Bowling in Swindon on Monday 5 October from 7pm. Challenge your work colleagues to a game and help raise much needed funds for Wiltshire Sight. To find out more and how to get involved click here

Low Vision Aids

We now have a selection of low vision aids that we are able to sell directly to you. So, if you need any items to assist you around the home or when you are out and about we can help. We have a range of kitchen aids, lighting products, talking clocks, writing and computer aids to name but a few. You can see what’s on offer in the Resources section of this website.

Virgin Money Giving

To make fundraising easier we’ve signed up with Virgin Money Giving. It’s an easy to use not-for-profit online fundraising service. Using Virgin Money Giving will help us get the most out of our fundraising activities and make sure that the money raised goes to where it is needed most. To do that, Virgin Money Giving is today making five key promises to its charity partners.

For our supporters it’s simple to set up your own fundraising page. Click below for some simple tips.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/assets/pdf/Our-Charity-needs-You-Flyer.pdf

Technology information morning – 10 September, St Lucy’s Sight Centre, Devizes

Join us for an information technology morning here at the St Lucy’s Sight Centre in Devizes. We’ll show you a range of products from simple everyday products to reading machines and computer software. You’re welcome to have a go or just watch a demonstration.  The event takes place on Thursday 10 September from 10am to 2pm at St Lucy’s Centre, Browfort, Bath Road, Devizes SN10 2AT

For more information click here

Technology open morning – 8 September, Gorse Hill, Swindon

Keeping track of the latest equipment, information and services available to anyone with sight loss is not easy. That’s why we’re organising  a free information event in Swindon to showcase what’s on offer. Representatives from the major suppliers of low vision aids and assistive technology products will be on hand to demonstrate the latest tech – so its a great chance to have a go and find out more.  The event takes place on Tuesday 8 September from 10am to 2pm at Gorse Hill Community Centre, Chapel Street, Swindon SN2 8DA

For more information click here

Looking out for sight

Wiltshire Sight has secured national funding to pilot a new sight loss awareness project called “Looking out for Sight” aimed at social care staff. The training is an initiative to raise awareness of the importance of eye health for care home residents and those receiving care at home and has been funded and developed by the charity Thomas Pocklington Trust and City University (London).

New Training Offers

Check out the new training section of our website.

Bright 4 Sight

Bright for Sight schools newsletter
Join our Bright 4 Sight fundraising and awareness campaign, and help us brighten up the lives of people affected by sight loss. Bright 4 Sight takes place during the week of 5 – 9 October, 2014 – which coincides with World Sight Day. There are lots of ways to get involved with Bright for Sight. Bright for Sight can be done at work, school or with friends – it’s entirely up to you! Our latest newsletter for schools is out now – just click here to read more.

Latest newsletter now available

The Summer 2015 edition of our customer newsletter Eye News is now available. Please get in touch if you would like it in an alternative format. Read the full news here

If you prefer you can listen to an audio version below.

Eye Give – regular giving


Just £2 a month can help support someone living with sight loss. By donating to Wiltshire Sight you will be joining a growing community of supporters. Your generosity will help to fund services to people living locally with sight loss, ensuring they get the best information and advice available and help us raise awareness of the impact of sight loss. Download a Donation form here 

“Wiltshire Sight has helped me move forward with my life. They’ve shown me ways to adapt to my sight loss and made sure I’m getting the support I need.” J.K, 42