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Mysight York



MySight York is the new name for York’s long established charity, York Blind & Partially Sighted Society. Our services enable people to make confident choices about all aspects of their lives in order to combat the practical and emotional challenges of losing your sight.

Staff are able to offer practical advice, emotional support and information. They can demonstrate a vast range of equipment and guide people in the use of technology.

We also run a full programme of supported activities, ranging from Boccia and Tai Chi to more sedate pastimes like knitting, singing, book group or socializing with friends on a trip to the theatre.

We have a home visiting service with over 50 ‘home visiting’ volunteers, enable people to be more independent in their own homes. Supportincludes: companionship and help with the little things that really matter; reading a letter, writing a birthday card or visiting a nearby cafe, for example.

We provide a free, confidential counselling service – Talking Space.

We provide a transcription service which provides information to a wide range of organisations in large print, braille and audio formats.

Our aim is to support people in York to live well with sight loss. Our experienced staff and friendly volunteers are always happy to help. You will find information about the organisation and the services we provide on our website at https://mysightyork.org/

If you would like to know more about anything we do please telephone us on 01904 636269 or visit our city centre premises.

Contact information

01904 636269


MySight York, 5 Rougier Street, York, YO1 6HZ

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For ages

Minimum age: 16 Years

Maximum age: no limit

Opening times

  • 10.00am-3.00pm
  • 10.00am-3.00pm
  • 10.00am-3.00pm
  • 10.00am-3.00pm


    Quality awards

    Service Details Confirmed

    DBS policy

    DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly criminal records check) policy? Yes

    Inclusion statement

    All childcare and services should make reasonable adjustments to support disabled children and young people or those with additional needs. Below is a statement from this provider about their inclusive practice and levels of experience of supporting different needs


    • Activities And Things To Do / Inclusive Activities
    • Disability And Additional Needs / Disability And Additional Needs Advice And Support
    • Disability And Additional Needs / Sensory Impairment (Deafness, Speech, Visual)

    Last updated

    Last updated: 20/12/2019

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