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Sight Concern

Sight Concern Bedfordshire is a local, independent charity with offices in Luton and Bedford. It was founded in 1999 by the amalgamation of three charities, Enterprises by the Blind, Sight Concern (North Bedfordshire) and The South Bedfordshire Society for the Welfare of the Blind, who had provided services for over 70 years prior to the amalgamation.In 2007 Sight Concern Bedfordshire became a Charitable Company.It is run by our Board of Trustee Directors and a small team of employees who are assisted by our volunteers. We work with visually impaired people, their families and carers throughout Bedfordshire and Luton to provide services to enable them to live full, active and independent lives.

“If I hadn’t had Sight Concern in my life I would still be at home, doing nothing all day, not talking to anyone.”

An estimated 6,400 living in Bedfordshire and Luton are affected by moderate to severe sight loss*. Although visual impairment can occur at any age, it is more prevalent in older people, with 1 in 7 people aged over 65 and 1 in 3 people aged over 85 in the UK living with sight loss.

“In the early days of my sight loss I didn’t have anything.  Then I found Sight Concern. The thing I was looking for was Sight Concern.”

If you or someone you know and care about is living with sight loss  then maybe we could help.

Many blind and partially sighted people live full and active, independent lives, however some struggle to come to terms with sight loss and make adjustments to regain their independence. That’s where we come in.  We work closely with the NHS, Local Authorities and other community services to help you access the support that you need to continue with the activities that you enjoy; get our and about and stay in touch with your family and friends.

We support people of all ages, backgrounds, cultures and communities through a wide range of tailored services and support.  To access our services simply call us.

Luton – Family Group

This group runs on the 1st Saturday of every month from 10:30am to 12:30pm at our offices on Union Street, Luton. The group is intended for visually impaired children and their parents and carers. Activities include games, trips and arts and crafts.  For more information contact Mark Chapman on 01582 655554.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sight Concern
Telephone
E-mail
office@sightconcern.org.uk
Website
www.sightconcern.org.uk/

Where to go

Name
Sight Concern,
Address
116, Bromham Road
Bedford
Postcode
MK40 2QN
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
9am to 3pm Monday to Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old