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.

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Our next event

In Harmony Concert

19:00pm–21:15pm, 27th July 2018

York Ladies Choir will be performing a fundraising concert for YBPSS on Friday 27th July at English Martyrs Church Hall on Dalton Terrace. Tickets are £5 to include some refreshments. They can be bought from YBPSS E & I Centre or call Carolyn on 01904 636269 for more details.

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