News

AGM 23rd October 2018

Posted: Monday 8 October 2018 | Barbara Fairs

Our AGM this year will be at English Martyrs Church Hall, Dalton Terrace on Tuesday 23rd October. We will be serving tea and coffee from 10am onwards and the meeting will commence at 11am, followed by Bec Horner who will discuss the re-naming and re-branding of YBPSS. Lunch will follow so please contact Edward or […]

YBPSS Offices closed 27th and 28th September

Posted: Friday 21 September 2018 | Barbara Fairs

Our offices on Rougier Street will be closed all day on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September for staff training.

York Central Partnership

Posted: Wednesday 19 September 2018 | Barbara Fairs

Following on from our meeting on 30th August 2018 where members of the York Central Partnership and staff from City of York Council came to talk to YBPSS members about the York Central Project we now have a copy of the meeting minutes and the access plan for your information. Having read through the plan […]

York Railway Development Plans

Posted: Wednesday 5 September 2018 | Barbara Fairs

York Central Partnership held a meeting at YBPSS  to give us an over view of the plans for the development to the west of the train station. The development plans and design specification are now available to view and the consultation period will last until the 28th September. We then hope to arrange a further meeting […]

Esme’s Room

Posted: Wednesday 20 June 2018 | Deborah Cairns

You will be able to discuss the difficulties that visual hallucinations cause, as well as sharing coping strategies and ideas. There will also be the opportunity simply to spend time with other people who understand what the experience is like. On occasions the group may decide to invite guest speakers and professionals to share their […]

New Chief Executive

Posted: Wednesday 30 May 2018 | Barbara Fairs

Karen’s skills and experience, along with her passion and personality will benefit the Society over the coming years.   We are particularly pleased to have recruited someone of Karen’s stature to continue the progress made by Ashley Mason.   Karen will start with the Society on 18th June 2018.

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 […]

Appointments Available

Posted: Monday 29 January 2018 | Barbara Fairs

We are now running an appointment system on Fridays to allow visitors more uninterrupted one-to-one time with a Sight Support Advisor, as well as greater choice and flexibility over appointment times. Appointments will be available every Friday from 9.15am to 2.45pm. To book an appointment, please call us on 01904 636269.

Join Our Volunteer Team

Posted: Friday 12 January 2018 | Barbara Fairs

Would you like to make a difference to someone’s life? We are on the lookout for volunteers for their Home Visiting Service which provides a valuable service to people who are living with sight loss. Volunteers provide companionship and usually visit on a weekly or fortnightly basis helping them with practical tasks such as dealing […]

Changes to Opening Hours

Posted: Tuesday 2 January 2018 | Barbara Fairs

From January 2018 we will be trialling a change to our opening hours. The Equipment and Information Centre will be open as usual on a drop-in basis from 10am to 3pm on Monday to Thursday. However, on Fridays we will be open for appointments only. The change in opening hours is in order to allow […]