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

YBPSS Opening Hours

Posted: Tuesday 20 March 2018 | Barbara Fairs

YBPSS will close for stocktaking on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March. We will re-open on Thursday 29 March and then close for the Easter break on Friday 30 March until Wednesday 4 April.

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Our next event

York Literature Festival

19:00pm–21:30pm, 24th March 2018 | Clements Hall, Nunthorpe Road

Accessible poetry evening

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