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Gujarati Talking Newspaper

Happy Birthday! On Friday 25th September Mr Somani, the Editor and Founder of the Gujarati Talking Newspaper, invited everyone involved to come together and celebrate its 12th...

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Join us on Facebook & Twitter

Spread the Word My Sight Nottinghamshire are always looking for new ways to keep all involved informed of the work we do. Using new media such as Facebook and Twitter will enable us to...

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SUMIT Annual Review

Service User Member Involvement Team 2nd Annual Review April 2011-2012 Introduction This is the second annual review of SUMIT & marks the sustained development of the group both in the...

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A New Name and Look for NRSB – have your say!

The need for change At NRSB we are committed to ensuring that that every person living with sight loss in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has the same life opportunities as everyone else to...

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Our Journey Towards A New Name & Visual Identity

We are a local charity dedicated to seeing beyond sight loss and to providing a range of quality services that enable blind and partially sighted people in communities across Nottinghamshire to...

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Launch of My Sight Nottinghamshire as the new name for NRSB!

My Sight Nottinghamshire was launched on 17th September 2012 as the new working name for the Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind (NRSB) along with the slogan ‘Seeing beyond sight...

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Visionary Awards - and the Winner is...

We attended the Annual Awards Ceremony at The Visionary Conference this week...and we didn't come home empty handed! The event in York, held by the umbrella body, Visionary,...

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Fifth Firewalk and Firework Spectacular a roaring success!

Not content to stand idly by the roughing bonfire this year, many intrepid Firewalkers boldly took off their socks and shoes and walked safely across hot embers in aid of My Sight Nottinghamshire...

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Knight's Abseil Challenge

Abseil – Sunday 18th November My Sight Nottinghamshire’s very own visually impaired cricket team, The Nottinghamshire Knights, are due to make a daring descent in the Derbyshire...

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Keeping the Paralympic legacy alive!

At My Sight Nottinghamshire, we’re determined that the excitement and enthusiasm generated by the golden summer of sport at the Paralympics Games of London 2012 lives on and doesn’t...

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Annual Review Summary 2011-2012

Please click here to download PDF or Text only version of our annual review summary for 2011-2012 and to find out more about our many achievements during the last financial year and our...

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Nottingham’s first charity dress agency launched

Ladies, if you’re hooked on designer chic but can’t afford to splash too much cash, then don’t despair, My Sight Nottinghamshire is launching the City’s first charity dress...

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Volunteers feel the love this Valentines!

At My Sight Nottinghamshire we love our dedicated team of volunteers so much that we’ve decided to treat them all to a special Valentine’s  tea party and dance on Friday 15...

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My Sight launches new-look magazine

My Magazine has a roundup of all the latest news from My Sight Nottinghamshire. Read this issue to find out more about the success of our sports and healthy lifestyles programmes, which have been...

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Chloe wins VInspired Young Volunteer of the Year Award!

Young My Sight Nottinghamshire volunteer Chloe Whitworth, aged 15, has received national recognition in return for her dedication to our charity.  Chloe, who volunteers as a sighted guide for...

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Phil lands his dream job thanks to Vodafone

Phil Hancock has landed the job of his dreams and will be working at My Sight Nottinghamshire offering support to other blind and partially sighted people who want to improve their quality of life...

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Fundraising Bridge Event

My Sight Nottinghamshire's President, Len Jackson, is holding a Fundraising Bridge Event this Thursday, the 25th April at the Grange in Radcliffe-On-Trent from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are...

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Make a donation in memory of Trevor Gerry

A charitable fund has been set up in memory of Trevor Gerry as a way of ensuring his commitment to improving the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people lives on long after his...

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Award recognises half a century of selfless service

Too numerous to mention are the countless collection boxes Ron Booth MBE has begged local business to agree to put up, the mountains of coins accurately counted and the thousands of pounds raised...

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Reaching out to young people and families

The sound of drums and the excited squeals of children and young people resonated around My Sight Nottinghamshire this spring. Exciting new initiative As part of an exciting new initiative,...

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Saturday opening successss!

Following the huge success of the Saturday opening of our Support Centre on 11 May, plans are now being put in place to open the Support Centre again on a Saturday in June. Following feedback...

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Confused about your finances?

This Friday 17th May between 10.30 and 12 noon we will be welcoming back Paul Jones from Integral Financial Planning servcies.  Paul will be providing free 20 minute appointments to...

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Nottingham’s first job club for people with sight loss

A new job club has just been launched in partnership with Action for Blind People at My Sight Nottinghamshire’s offices on Ortzen Street. What is a job club? The job club will take place...

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Get crafty this spring!

This spring there has been a revival of traditional crafts in the Art Workshops at My Sight Nottinghamshire. From knitting, crocheting and stitching to ceramics, decoupage and toy making we have...

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Shh! make a noise in libraries!

Shh! Did you know that the quiet of libraries across Notts will be shattered over the next two weeks as local blind & partially sighted people across the county prepare to make a noise about...

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Hats off to our dedicated charity shop volunteers!

Hats off the wonderful ‘mad hatters of Stapleford’, the dedicated charity shop volunteers who work tirelessly, without the benefit of a pay cheque, to raise much-needed funds for My...

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Picture this!

Visually impaired artists across Nottinghamshire are now being given instant access to their fine art drawings, thanks to some tried and tested technology, which is being used in a new and...

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Nottingham Train Station Disruption

Will you be travelling by train, using Nottingham Train Station between 20th July and 25th August? If so you may already be aware of the stations temporary closure during this period. ...

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Nottinghamshire Knights Cricket Team on BBC

If you missed our amazing cricket team, Nottinghamshire Knights on the BBC have a look at the video below of the Knights in training and in action against Lancashire Lions.  Film courtesy...

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Tenpin bowling for visually impaired people

David Newsham tells why he’s bowled over by it! "On the last Wednesday of every month a small group of us who are visually impaired in varying degrees, are collected and taken to the...

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Notts man urges everyone to have an eye test after losing his sight

Notts man urges regular eye tests after losing his sight  Follow his advice and find out what you can do to look after your eye sight by visiting one of our Big Eye Health Roadshows during...

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Preventable sight loss in African and Caribbean communities

Following on from National Eye Health Week, Rupert Downie will be joining Chris White from My Sight Nottinghamshire to raise awareness of the increased risk of some forms of sight loss among...

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Come and tell us what you think

SUMIT, our Service User and Member Involvemet Team are seeking help in improving the services delivered by My Sight Nottinghamshire. Get together over coffee You are invited to come and meet...

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'Ironwoman' Sophie runs up the cash!

Congratulations to Sophie Crampin, who has raised over £2,000 (and counting) by completing the gruelling Outlaw ‘ironman’ (or should that be ‘ironwoman’?) triathlon...

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SUMIT success!

Our Service User Member Involvement Team (SUMIT) would like to thank everyone who attended their event in October to discuss My Sight Nottinghamshire's services, the membership scheme and the...

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Become a trustee and help shape our future

We are currently seeking new trustees to join our Board of Trustees, where you will have the opportunity to help make the decisions that will shape and influence the future of My Sight...

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Nottingham talking newspaper goes digital!

Nottingham Talking Newspaper celebrated its first ever digital recording over the summer, which has since resulted in increased demand for the service. Smart new recording studio The Talking...

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Support Centre open Saturday 30th November

If you or someone you know is living with sight loss and you want to find out more about the latest equipment and software available to meet your needs,  then come along to the Product...

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Members elect new Trustees

My Sight Nottinghamshire held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Ortzen Street on Friday 29 November, which was attended by around 40 members, service users, partner organisations and...

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IT Class

Our IT group which runs on a Wednesday at Ortzen Street will be finishing for Christmas on 18th December and will re-commence on January 15th, 2014.  If you would like to know...

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Best disability sports club in Nottingham

It's now official, My Sight Nottinghamshire's Goalball Team, the Nottinghamshire Sheriffs are the best disability sports club in Nottingham! The Sheriffs earned the title when they scooped...

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Christmas cracker at the Albert Hall

The Albert Hall, Nottingham served up a real Christmas cracker on Sunday 8 December as a group of visually impaired people from My Sight Notts enjoyed tucking into a three course Christmas lunch...

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Merry Christmas

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the last twelve months and we hope that you have a lovely break.  We will be closed from 24th December, and...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. We are back and open for business as usual, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year and would like to wish you all the best for 2014. Blind Cricket Featured...

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International Day of the Disabled Person

Mick Burrows and Pete Edwards of Notts County Council are pictured with My Sight Nottinghmshire's Mobile Support Officer, Sarah Briggs at an event held at County Hall to mark International Day...

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Bowled over by blind cricket!

It has been a blockbuster year for cricket in Nottinghamshire. Trent Bridge hosted one of the most dramatic Ashes test matches in living memory, while the Outlaws were victorious in the Friends...

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Keep Warm this Winter

Cold Homes have a significant impact on people’s health and can lead to serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression. One of the best ways of keeping...

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Free confidential financial advice

If you or someone you know is visually impaired and would benefit from some free, confidential financial advice, then make an appointment to speak to Paul Jones of Integral Financial Planning...

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Exciting new children's activities

Back by popular demand are our activities for blind and partially sighted children and young people with new activities to try and more dates announced for 2014. New for 2014 We’ll be...

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Product Information Day

If you or someone you know is living with sight loss and you want to find out more about the latest equipment and software available to meet your needs then come along to a Product Information Day...

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Support Centre to open one Saturday a month

Following on from client feedback given in the recent Support Centre survey, we now plan to open the Support Centre on Ortzen Street one Saturday each month. Find out about aids, equipment and...

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Volunteers bask in the warm glow of our appreciation!

Our hard working and dedicated volunteers felt the warm glow of our appreciation when they attended our Winter Warmer volunteer party recently. Applauding our local heroes! The hugely...

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Holiday ballot now closed

If you’d like to be part of our Great Get-away 2014 and secure one of the coveted places on this years’ holiday to Great Yarmouth, which takes place from 29 September until 3 October,...

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Supporting disabled children and their parents

My Sight Nottinghamshire is delighted to be attending the third annual conference organised by Rainbow Parents Carers Forum, which will also be attended by the Children’s Commissioner for...

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Blind & partially sighted youngsters get wet & wild!

Thank you to Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue and the team from Central Blue Watch who came to visit us in their big red fire truck to teach visually impaired children and young people all about...

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PWR Charity of the Year

PWR Property Consultants has announced My Sight Nottinghamshire as its chosen charity of the Year following a huge response from our blind and partially sighted service users who kindly took the...

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Tribute in memory of Sue Cole

My Sight Nottinghamshire is mourning the loss of one of our best loved and longest serving charity volunteers. Sue Cole, one of our Stapleford charity shop volunteers, sadly died on Wednesday 30...

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Birds eye view for Thursday group

Hawks, tawny owls, eagle owls and falcons were just some of the unusual guests who swooped down to our Thursday social group in May. Tacticle close encounters of the feathered kind! The...

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Our vision is priceless - that's Asda sight!

As da had an eye test in the last two years? Asda Opticians at Hyson Green and West Bridgford have teamed up with Notts-based charity, My Sight Nottinghamshire to encourage everyone in store...

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Visual Impairment Day Central Library Nottingham.

If you’re struggling to read because of your eyesight, don’t struggle in silence come along to Central Library in Nottingham on Wednesday 4 June and get the right advice and support on...

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He did it! Keith completes his tandem challenge!

Keith Lauder lost his sight suddenly following an horrific motorcycle accident at the age of 22, but this madcap daredevil hasn’t let it slow him down! Last week he and his sighted pilot...

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My Magazine latest edition

For a roundup of all the latest news and views from My Sight Nottinghamshire, take a look inside the summer edition of My Magazine. Find out more about our plans to bring services closer to...

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Join our new choir

If you can't resist singing in the shower or belting out your favourite tune in the car on the way to work in the morning and if you've always dreamed of one day singing for Simon as a...

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My Sight Notts on the telly!

There was a real buzz around My Sight Notts recently when our visually impaired Marketing Manager, Julie Scarle, was interviewed for the fabulous new local TV channel, Notts TV. Local...

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Lily makes a splash at charity Duck Race!

Lily Renton aged 11 from Sherwood will be making a splash and launching this years’ annual Rotary Charity Duck Race at the Riverside Festival in Nottingham on Sunday 3 July. Youngsters...

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Accessible Voting Survey

Peition for Accessible Voting A petition on the 38 degrees website has been created in order to have the subject of accessible voting debated in Parliament. The RNIB and Disability Rights UK...

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Stapleford charity shop celebrates 20 years

Charity shops come and go on our high streets, but the My Sight Nottinghamshire (formerly NRSB) charity shop in Stapleford just keeps on going; selling 26,000 pairs of shoes, 44,000 books and...

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Accessible health & social care information

Receiving information from your health and social care provider in a format that is accessible to you is hugely important and NHS England is inviting you to have your say on a new national...

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Local man joins campaign to stop avoidable blindness

My Sight Nottinghamshire will be hosting events across Notts this week as part of a campaign to put a stop to avoidable blindness by urging the public to have regular sight tests, which can spot...

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Arno Vale Junior School Wear Bright for Sight

Thursday 9 October is World Sight Day and the staff and pupils of Arno Vale Junior School in Woodthorpe really entered into the spirit of the day by wearing their brightest, funkiest and most...

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Come to our Open Day

My Sight Nottinghamshire is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) this Friday 24 October at Ortzen Street from 11am until 3pm. Tell us about the support you’d like in your area The...

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Charity film night

Chase away the gloom of a long, dark winter evening with a gorgeous meal at Cafe Roya in Beeston this  Monday 3 November, followed by a showing of the iconic, classic movie, Withnail @ I all...

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BBC & Nottingham Post reporters fired up to walk on hot coals!

Just a few more days to go until four intrepid local reporters from the BBC and Nottingham Post join a team of local daredevils, who will be taking off their socks and shoes and preparing to walk...

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Visual imaging tour at the New Art Exchange

Jeanne Roberts, My Sight Nottinghamshire’s Arts Development Officer will be delivering her next audio description tour at the New Art Exchange on Tuesday 2 December. Hairsyles and...

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Magic of Christmas Fair

Those of you alooking for a unique Christmas gift for someone special, or even a treat for yourself, won’t want to miss our Magic of Christmas Fair, which takes place at Ortzen Street on...

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Christmas opening times

My Sight Nottinghamshire would like to wish all those who use our services, our valued volunteers and fundraising supporters a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We would also like to...

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Have your say on direct payments

If you receive direct payments from Nottinghamshire County Council to help you pay for the care and support you need, then you might like to have your say and get involved in a consultation on a...

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Take part in our survey to have your say

If you or someone you care about is living with sight loss and is resident in Nottingham or Nottinghamshire, then we'd like to hear your views on local services for you - are they good, poor...

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Interested in self defence classes?

My Sight Notts is keen to expand the range of services and activities for Nottinghamshire’s visually impaired community, which is why we’re exploring the possibility of hosting...

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Goalball silver medal success

Nottingham Goalball intermediates were celebrating silver medal success this weekend, as nine players travelled down to London to play in the Goalball UK London Intermediate Tournament. Silver...

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Ramblers walk this way!

Pull on your walking boots, pack a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the countryside with the support of our experienced sighted guides as part of our Rambling Group. Experienced volunteers guide...

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RNIB recruiting testers for new Smart Specs

RNIB is working with Oxford University to put some new smart specs or smart glasses through their paces. The new glasses have been designed to help people living with sight loss, you might have...

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Road works on Derby Road start March 2015

People travelling to Ortzen Street from Nottingham city centre over the next few weeks should be aware of planned road works on Derby Road (A610), leading to potential traffic disruption. Road...

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Hospital support set to get even better

Our busy advice and information point for patients visiting the eye clinics on A floor at QMC has now moved out of the corridor and into the main eye out-patients clinic area. Tne new location...

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Free football coaching

Think you can’t enjoy the beautiful game because you have a vision impairment, then think again! Working with Notts County Football in the Community Notts County Football in the...

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Easter holiday closing times

Our centre at Ortzen Street will be closed for the bank holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday, reopening again for business as usual on Tuesday 7 April. My Sight Notts would like to wish...

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Could your smartphone be your eyes?

Technology plays an increasingly important role in modern life and for blind and partially sighted people its potential could be life changing. Increasingly those of us with visual impairments...

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Have your say on shared space schemes

My Sight Notts is working with the local visually impaired community and with other disability groups to raise awareness of the dangers posed by shared space schemes. You can find out more about...

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Later Life Matters - Tuesday 28 April

Get the right advice on the challenges of later life, including living with sight loss, at a free event taking place at the Nottingham Playhouse on Tuesday 28 April. Solutions to the challenges...

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Macular degeneration - Nottingham University study

Dr Andrew Astle, from the University of Nottingham is running a study exploring ways of improving vision in patients with macular degeneration. Study to look at ways of impriving reading speed...

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Skate Inclusive - Learn To Skate Programme

My Sight Notts is working with its partners at The National Ice Centre to offer local visually impaired young people free places on the New ‘Skate Inclusive’, Learn To Skate...

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County Council consult on Direct Payments

The County Council is consulting on a new policy for Direct Payments and they would very much like to hear your views about this. What is a Direct Payment? Direct payments are payments made by...

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Say no to shared space scheme for Station Street

Local blind and partially sighted people have raised safety fears about the proposed shared space scheme planned for Station Street, between Carrington Street and Trent Street in Nottingham. The...

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Free gym instructor course

Do you have a visual impairment and have you ever considered becoming a Gym Instructor? Aspire Instructability are going to be holding a free gym instructor course in Nottingham (funded by Sport...

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Make a Noise in Libraries - Wednesday 10 June

My Sight Nottinghamshire will be joining the RNIB's national Make a Noise in Libraries campaign again this year, with an exciting range of local events being organised aimed at bringing...

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Don't they make a lovely couple?

They first met representing the views of other visually impaired service users as members of our Service User Member Involvement Team. Today our Thursday Social Group helped them celebrate their...

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Improving services in north Notts

My Sight Notts (formerly NRSB) has been providing practical advice, emotional support and adapted leisure activities for blind and partially sighted children and adults from its base in Nottingham...

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Knights silence roar of the Lancashire Lions and go top of the league!

Congratulations to our valiant team of visually impaired cricketers, the Nottinghamshire Knights, who, after four long frustrating years, have finally silenced the roar of the mighty Lancashire...

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Accessible information standard approved

Ever felt angry or frustrated with the NHS or social services because it seems so difficult to get information, appointment letters and other forms of communication in a format that meets your...

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Award winners!

The results are in! We’re absolutely delighted to be among a handful of regional winners to scoop a prestigious award in the national Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards for...

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