Berkshire Vision is an independent local charity that aims to enable and support visually impaired people in Berkshire to live safely and independently and to enhance their quality of life.
Berkshire Vision has a comprehensive range of services.
Our first contact with a visually impaired person can be through one of the hospital eye clinics, a referral from the local Sensory Needs team, a GP or support worker or simply by a phone call from the person themselves, a friend or a relative.
Children and family support
Our Children’s Department was established in 1999 when we realised there was a direct and specific need to support our younger members who are aged from birth to 19 years. We also support their immediate families, including parents and siblings and anyone affected by their sight loss.
18 – 35 social group
The group was set up specifically to support young adults with their transition into adulthood. It is managed by staff with over 26 years’ experience in a range of disability issues.
The Activities Programme is designed to provide a selection of entertainment and leisure activities most of us take for granted. Many of our members are isolated as their disability restricts access to transport.
The Society runs eight social clubs which meet monthly and provide a variety of entertainment and outings.
The Get Active Sports Club was originally set up to improve the physical health, self-esteem, social interaction and general well-being of the visually impaired children we support.
Audio and braille
Each quarter we distribute over 800 large print and audio copies of our Insight magazine to blind and partially sighted people. We also provide a small number of copies in braille.
Berkshire Vision have been working in partnership with Guide Dogs for the Blind to deliver the My Guide project since 2013. The project matches a person who is blind or partially sighted with a trained volunteer.Back to top