Newcastle Vision Support

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Newcastle Vision Support,MEA House
Ellison Place,Newcastle Upon Tyne

0191 2327292

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We are a small independent charity proudly supporting all adults with any visual impairment living in Newcastle. We were founded in 1867 so you could say we are long established!


Visual Impairment does not just mean fully blind - it means a range of different impairments with varying degrees of severity. Please see this link to our Wylie Cards for more information .


Currently, almost 2 million people in the UK are living with some degree of sight loss and this number is rapidly increasing. The vast majority are older people with 1 in 5 people aged 75 and over living with sight loss. In Newcastle, 1,823 are registered in Newcastle as blind or partially sighted. If however, national estimates are applied to Newcastle's population then the estimated actual population is 3,900 people with low vision.

 We offer a wide range of support and involvement from people being first diagnosed and wondering where they go to next, learning new skills like using the internet, keeping in touch, encouraging people's creativity and supporting involvement in campaigning for better services.

To find out more about our work please go to our website at  Our services and activities are always set and led by what local visually impaired people need. So, if you donate to or fund raise for us you will know all you do will benefit local people.


We still rely very much on the generosity of public donations and gifts, even more so in the current economic climate. We are always looking for fundraising techniques that also convey the message of our work.  A recent example being Blind but Dined, where Newcastle College students organised a fabulous four course meal in their Campus restaurant. This was served to diners who wore eye masks to give them an insight into what it is like to eat a meal when you are unable to see.


We are looking forward to this year’s Great North Run where we have 11 runners kindly fund raising for us.


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