MySight York is the new name for the city’s long-established charity, York Blind & Partially Sighted Society.
MySight York has a simple core value of enabling everyone to ‘live well with sight loss’. Losing your sight can be an extremely challenging time, both practically and emotionally, but our services enable people to make confident choices about all aspects of their lives.
We offer practical advice, emotional support and information, as well as guiding people in the use of a vast range of equipment and technology. We also run a full programme of supported activities, ranging from Boccia and Tai Chi to knitting, singing and an audio book group. We also offer a free, confidential counselling service - Talking Space – which is available to anyone experiencing sight loss, or to their family or friends.
Our dedicated team of ‘home visiting’ volunteers can offer support in people’s own homes, providing companionship and helping with the little things that really matter like reading a letter, writing a birthday card or visiting a local cafe.
We also run a hospital-based sight support service which provides practical and emotional support directly to patients at York, Scarborough, Bridlington and other outlying hospital eye clinics.
If you, or anyone you know, could benefit from the MySight York services, don’t hesitate to pop in to our offices on Rougier Street, call 01904 636269, or visit www.mysightyork.org.