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Selby District Vision is a local charity committed to helping people experiencing sight loss, within the Selby District. First established in the early 1960's, then registered officially as a charity in the early 1980's, Selby District Vision has been assisting local people for over 50 years.

There are an estimated 2,000 people living with sight loss in the Selby District today. We are dedicated to reaching those individuals, assisting and supporting them however we can.

We aim to meet the needs of visually impaired people by providing information, resources, social and recreation opportunities; promoting independence. Striving to involve the wider community in our work, we provide the public with visual awareness opportunities and have regular community fundraising events.

Receiving no state funding, we rely entirely on fundraising, legacies and donations to continue our work. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation.

We are members of Selby Advice, if you would like to find out more about our network, please follow www.selbyadvice.org.uk Thank you for visiting our profile page on MyDonate.

Outreach
Offering a home visiting, advice and support service within the community. We can help by assisting with individual needs and concerns and also by signposting to other relevant organisations.

Resource Centre
Our Resource Centre, in the Prospect Centre, provides information, help and advice. Daily living aids and other useful equipment can be demonstrated and ordered, including: Talking aids such as clocks and watches, big button telephones, kitchen aids, home and leisure related items, anti-glare glasses, an audio library and much more.

Talking News
We have a quarterly newsletter available in large print or on tape or CD. 'Selby District Talking News' is an excellent local talking newspaper, published weekly. For more information contact: 0844 811 8425.

Leisure and Social Activities
These are organised weekly throughout the district helping to reduce isolation, including; Social Groups, Knit & Natter, Bowl's, Crafts, Movement to Music and Coffee Mornings.Please donate to support our cause.

Charity No: 1149391

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http://www.selbydistrictvision.co.uk
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