News

New Volunteer Opportunities

Posted: Fri 23 Nov 2018 | Barbara Fairs

Are you interested in helping organisations improve their services for people with sight loss or help raise the awareness and understanding of living with sight loss? If so you might be interested in our 2 new exciting volunteer roles, Community Engagement Volunteer and Training Assistant Volunteer. For more information on these roles please contact Caroline […]

Job Vacancy

Posted: Tue 6 Nov 2018 | Barbara Fairs

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team as an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer. See the Vacancies page for more details.

York Central Partnership

Posted: Wed 19 Sep 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: Wed 5 Sep 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: Wed 20 Jun 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 […]

Duke Of York Award

Posted: Tue 6 Mar 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: Mon 29 Jan 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: Fri 12 Jan 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: Tue 2 Jan 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 […]