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Aiming to enable visually impaired people to enjoy the quality of life others take for granted.

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From 1st March 2021 Sight Service will be changing its name to Vision & Hearing Support. This name change reflects our purpose and recent incorporation of services for D/deaf, hard of hearing and tinnitus support.

Following a challenging period, the past two years have seen a significant turn-around for the Charity. We have secured contracts and consolidated our services to ensure that the future, and the support we provide, is stable. Our innovative approach to activities was recognised at the 2019 Opticians Awards where our Optometrist, Stephanie Cairns, received the Low Vision Award, then later in the year at the Visionary UK Awards 2019 the Charity won both the Collaboration Award, and the Visionary Choice Award.

To augment this activity and recent success, the Trustees and Members reviewed the name and brand of the Charity to ensure it fully reflects the future purpose and strength of our ambition. The name Vision & Hearing Support allows us to present ourselves as a holistic sensory service with a clear and concise brand. This work will be supported by a new and accessible website.

We will continue to enhance our services and provide excellent support for those experiencing sensory loss across the South Tyneside and Gateshead area. The quality of our work will continue to remain paramount as we move forward to the next stage of our journey.

With effect from 1st March 2021 Our address and telephone number will remain unchanged, our email address will be, our Facebook page will be Vision Hearing Support and existing followers will be asked to ‘like’ the new page before the current page is taken offline.

Thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you in the future as Vision & Hearing Support.