York Blind & Partially Sighted Society is a thriving, independent, local charity working to help people with sight loss to remain independent.

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.

YBPSS became a registered charity in 1979. We now have a membership of over 1,000 visually impaired people. We are governed by an Executive Committee, many of whom are visually impaired themselves.

You will find information about the organisation and the services we provide on this site. If you would like to know more about anything we do please telephone on the number above, visit our city centre premises or click here to book an appointment

YBPSS member and volunteer run in York 10k a talking watch

Latest news

Duke Of York Award

Posted: Tuesday 6 March 2018 | Barbara Fairs

We are delighted to announce that York Blind & Partially Sighted Society has had the Duke of York Award for Community Initiative renewed for five more years. This award recognises schemes that are of real value to the community they represent and as such we would like to thanks the staff, volunteers and members who […]

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Our next event

Knit & Natter

10:30am–11:30am, 22nd May 2018

A great group for anyone who has given up knitting because of failing eyesight. This group is fully supported by volunteers and we are currently producing cushions, hats, scarves, blankets and crochet handbags for our hospital stall. 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 10:00 – 12:00

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