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. 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.


Lord Mayor’s Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of the Lord Mayor of York’s charities of the year. You can find details of fundraising events planned and book tickets here

You can also text GIVE to 70145 to donate £3 or GIVE£10 to donate £10

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

Latest news

Esme’s Room

Posted: Wednesday 20 June 2018 | Deborah Cairns

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new support group for people who experience visual hallucinations as a result of sight loss.

Often known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome, visual hallucinations can be vivid and silent. They can also sometimes be distressing, difficult to manage, and hard to explain to others.

Working in partnership with the charity Esme’s Umbrella, our new support group offers the opportunity to come together with others who share similar experiences.

View all news

Our next event

Games Group

10:30am–12:00pm, 15th August 2018

Whether it be chess, dominoes or Monopoly, we have it covered at the games group. 3rd Wednesday of the month 10:00 – 12:00

View all events