Information,  Advice & Guidance

A listening ear to talk to someone about living with sight loss.  If you need advice on equipment to help you manage independently at home we can help.  We are not state benefits trained so cannot help with questions relating to benefits but we can put you in touch with agencies that can.

If you need more information about coping with your eye condition we can help.  We have leaflets available on our website for the most common eye conditions:  Age related macular degeneration, Cataracts,  Diabetic Retinopathy and Glaucoma.  If you have a different visual impairment we can help you find out more information.

Families

We run a free activity group for visually impaired children and young people, and their families.

Toy Library

We have a well stocked library of toys and talking books for visually impaired children.

Carers Support Group

Caring for someone with sensory loss can be emotionally difficult and isolating.  If you would like the opportunity to  relax and chat with others in the same situation then why not come along to this friendly support group.

Social and Leisure Activities

We host all sorts of activities and social occasions in an informal environment.  Its a great chance to meet other people who understand the problems you face daily but also to have some fun!  Check out our calendar of events.

Audio Library

We offer a free Audio Library service via post.  There are hundreds of titles to choose from – just let us know the format (CD, MP3 etc) that you like to listed to.  You will need to be registered as a member of Southampton Sight to use this service.

Resource Centre

With a well-stocked resource centre we can offer demonstration and sale of a wide range of items to support daily living.

Aids and Equipment Resource Centre Southampton Sight has a brilliant equipment resource centre, stocked with useful items to help the visually impaired. We have a drop in session every Wednesday morning between 10.00am and 12 noon where you can just turn up and have a look around. Alternatively you can make a one hour appointment to view all the gadgets and talk through your requirements. Appointments are held throughout the rest of the week. To book your appointment in advance, please call Mandy on 023 8076 9882. The resource centre has a wide range of equipment which includes: • Talking Watches • Easy To See Watches • Talking Clocks • Lighting • Shields • Telephones • Mobile Phones • Labelling Aids • Hand Held Magnification • Electronic Magnification • Sound & Vision Equipment • Money Aids • Writing Accessories • Kitchen Equipment • Canes & Walking Sticks • Craft Items • Toys & Games • Health Aids Why not drop by and see what is available!

Regular Newsletter

Our newsletter is produced quarterly in a format to suit you.  Its packed with information, advice, and fun.  You will need to be registered as a member of Southampton Sight to use this service.

Sight Loss Awareness Training

Raise your awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people by attending our half-day training course.  The course is for anyone who wants to learn more about living with sight loss and will equip you with the skills to help people who are blind or partially sighted.  It is suitable for anyone who works with or has contact with people who have sight impairments.

Finding Your Feet

This is a 2 day course designed for people who have been newly diagnosed with sight loss.  It is run by Action for Blind People and hosted here at Bassett Avenue.  Keep an eye on our Calendar for details of when the next course is running or contact us for details.

Hard of Hearing

If you have a hearing loss we have a monthly support group that may help you and we also have a project worker available for you to talk to.

Visually Impaired Peer Support (VIPS)

If you are of working age it can be daunting coping with all the responsibilities and problems you may be facing.  You are not alone.  We have a group promoting mobility and independence that meets monthly so come along and meet others who know exactly how you’re feeling.