Services

Independence

My Sight Nottinghamshire is a local charity which promotes greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages throughout the county by providing emotional support, practical advice, information and training together with a huge range of adapted leisure activities, helping local visually impaired people to live life to the full.

Live life to the full

The charity is at the forefront of the local voluntary sector, providing services that empower visually impaired people to live more independently and achieve their true potential within their own community. We campaign on a range of local issues that impact on the quality of life of visually impaired people and we work hard to raise awareness of good eye health in a bid to minimise the devastating impact of avoidable sight loss within our local communities.

  • Communication Services

    • Talking Newspapers

      Audio News to Your Door Our Talking Newspapers volunteers provide an up to date summary of the written news along with stories of interest in an audio format. There is a £1 annual subscription for this service and donations are always welco...

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    • Transcription Service

      Welcome to Touch Transcriptions supported by My Sight Nottinghamshire We offer a professional and specialist service creating Braille, audio and large print for individuals and businesses across the UK. We can convert all types of text including ...

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  • Independent Living

    • Peer to Peer Support Group

      Our Peer Support Group provides local visually impaired people with the opportunity to come together for mutual support, to explore their feelings, discuss their concerns and learn coping strategies so that they can begin to come to terms...

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    • My Sight Advice

      Magnification and correct lighting are vital to many of our clients. Get the right advice on magnification We are often aware that people struggle to use their magnifier effectively, so have decided to run specialist days to support you in...

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    • My Guide Sighted Guide

      Many blind and partially sighted people across Notts find it hard to go out alone. We want to change that. Reduce isolation and gain confidence Working alongside our partners at Guide Dogs, we deliver the My Guide service, which aims to reduce ...

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    • IT & Technology Service

      IT & Technology Support Services There are many ways in which we are helping people with a visual impairment learn about new and potentially life-changing technology or get to grips with computers, the internet or mobile phones and the latest...

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    • British Wireless for the Blind Scheme

      Accessible Audio on Free Loan We are the local agents for the national charity British Wireless for the Blind Fund.  There are a range of options available from basic radios to the latest MP3 and podcasting technology.    This fu...

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    • Information and Support at the Queens Medical Centre

      Support at the Eye Clinic Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) based at Queens Medical Centre is available to support patients who are newly diagnosed as having a visual impairment, or those who have had a change in their vision. The ECLO can al...

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    • Equipment and Advice Centre

      The Equipment and Advice Centre is open 3 days a week. The centre is in the Victoria Centre Market opposite Peggy's Pantry and between Mary & Tony's Book Shop and The Gold Shop. For more details on the location please contact us. The ...

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    • Equipment in the Community

      Bringing Support Services to You From 1 October 2017 we will be making changes to the way our Equipment in the Community Service is delivered. These changes will help to reduce waiting times for appointments in our most popular venues and enable ...

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  • Social and Leisure Services

    • Choir

      Do you often find yourself singing in the shower? Well our Choir could just be for you!  Our new My Sight Nottinghamshire Choir meets fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon at City Arts in Nottingham City Centre. We produce the songs on CD or ...

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    • Active Leisure

      We provide a range of leisure activities for all tastes and abilities, which have a focus on keeping you fit and active! Fun Fit Friday! This spring we are launching a range of exciting new healthy life style taster sessions from self defence c...

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    • Social Groups

      Weekly Groups Our popular social groups offer local visually impaired people the chance to get together, meet new people and take part in a broad range of activities that really does offer something for everyone! There's never a dull moment, ...

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    • Arts and Crafts

      Get Creative If you or someone you know has a creative streak but struggles to access art and craft because of sight loss, then why not get involved in our weekly Arts sessions?  Led by Jeanne Roberts, our Arts Development Officer, along wit...

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    • Ten Pin Bowling

      Ten Pin Bowling Evenings - The last Wednesday of the month Fancy a couple of games of ten pin bowling and perhaps a pint with our friendly and sociable group? For just £6 per person (this includes your shoe hire), you could join us at MFA B...

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  • Sports and Healthy Lifestyle Services

    • Nottinghamshire Knights Cricket Club

      The Nottinghamshire Knights Visually Impaired Cricket Club is hugely successful, competing in the Blind Cricket England & Wales (BCEW) league at both regional and national level. The club is always on the look out for new players of all fitness...

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    • Nottingham Sheriffs Goalball Club

      Goalball is an exciting three-aside indoor team sport of attack and defence for visually impaired people, which is played at the Paralympics. Nottingham Sheriffs Goalball Club is a joint venture between the University of Nottingham and My Sight N...

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