Helping people with a visual impairment
HOW CAN WE HELP?
The Partially Sighted Society is a registered charity that was formed in 1971 to provide high quality information, advice, support, training, equipment and clear print material for the benefit of people with a visual impairment to help them make the best possible use of their sight.
Please give us a call if you, or someone you know has a vision problem and would like some help and advice. You do not need to be registered as visually impaired to access our service.
BE SEEN WHILST OUT AND ABOUT!
We have added to our Symbol Products - a backpack, shopping bag, wristband and mug. During the dark nights make sure you are seen when out and about by wearing one of our bags, lanyards or armbands - stay safe but keep independent! See our catalogue page for the full range.
WHAT’S ON WINTER/SPRING 2017
We have lots happening over the coming months with groups and events and would like to invite anyone with any type of visual impairment, their family, friends or carers to come along to anything they may be interested in. Peer support is one of the most helpful and confidence building support networks and knowing you are not the only one is always good. We have had many new friendships come out of our groups. But other people just like to attend to find out what's going on, have a natter with new colleagues, enjoy a cup of tea and just get out of the house. As long as you are happy, so are we! You can download our 'What's on for Winter/Spring 2017' flyer here.
New for 2017!!! - We will be holding several short sessions (10.30 am - 12 noon) throughout the year called 'A Cuppa With ......' .Beginning with the Sensory Team from Doncaster Council on Thursday 16 February. If you are newly diagnosed, or have not had any contact with the Sensory Team for some time, this is an ideal opportunity to find out what changes there are to their service, how they can help and ask those questions that may have been niggling you for a while. It would be helpful if you could pre-book so we know how many people to expect, but this is not essential. Open the flyer here.
New for 2017!!! - Beginning on Wednesday 1 February - and every first Wednesday of the month at 2.00 pm - will be our new Exercise Classes with Jan Milner - please call 01302 965195 for details or download the flyer here.
Continuing during 2017 will be our very popular Knit and Natter - starting on Wednesday 11 January and every second Wednesday of the month thereafter at 2.00 pm - this is a well attended group led by a visually impaired lady with support from non-visually impaired volunteers. All welcome.
DATE FOR YOUR DIARIES
We will be holding the first ever PSS Summer Ball on Friday 9 June. If you, your friends or relatives, are interested in providing products or services for our silent auction or would like to book to attend the event please contact us.
One to one training for Guide and Supernova with visually impaired volunteers who use the packages every day! Small donation required but no formal charge. Pre-booking essential.
FUNDRAISING FOR THE PARTIALLY SIGHTED SOCIETY
Many people choose to donate to a charity at Christmas instead of sending Cards - if you have not chosen your charity yet, please consider The Partially Sighted Society and help us to continue to help people with a visual impairment - thank you!
If you are looking for a competitive priced meeting/conference room, we might be just the right venue.
For details and prices please open the link: PSS Conference Room Hire May 15
Please call 01302 965195 or further information, help, advice or to book training
Or call in at 1 Bennetthorpe, Doncaster, DN2 6AA
Opening hours: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm