News

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.

Indoor Street Party

Posted: Thursday 24 May 2018 | Barbara Fairs

Taking place on Tuesday 12th June from 1-3 pm we will be hosting a  “Right Royal Celebration” indoor street party at English Martyrs Church Hall, Dalton Terrace. We will have street party food, a children’s choir, a quiz and of course a toast to end our celebration. Members and volunteers are welcome for an afternoon […]

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 […]

YBPSS has a new Chief Executive

Posted: Friday 7 July 2017 | Barbara Fairs

York Blind & Partially Sighted Society (YBPSS) are pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Mason as its interim chief executive following the retiral of Diane Roworth at its forthcoming AGM on the 12th September 2017.   Ashley is a well-known local businessman as owner / chief officer of a York based independent ambulance service […]