COVID-19 Update

During the lockdown period, Vision West of England has remained open, providing information, advice and guidance services over the phone and email.  


During this time we have adapted the way we work and from 22nd June 2020 we will resume some safe face to face services that operate within the social distancing guidelines.  Risk assessments have been conducted, our resource centre has been re-modelled and procedures have been put in place to allow us to offer an appointment based service either in our resource centre, a community hub or in your home.

Our Community Sight Loss Advisors are still available via the telephone or internet should you wish to talk to them and we are now able to expand this service to offer appointments in a safe space.  If you would like to make an appointment please call us and we can talk you through the steps we have taken to provide support, information and guidance in a safe way.

For a summary of services we are running during this time, click here: 

Services during the COVID-19 pandemic

For those who are shielding or aren’t ready to visit us in person we have produced some guidance on how to use accessible technology to stay in touch with friends and family – click below to find out more, or call our office to talk to one of our Technology Advisors who can help you. 

Communication Resources 

Our new Telephone Befriending Service is now up-and-running. We are looking for friendly and confident volunteers to provide a welcome voice and emotional support to local people living with sight loss during this period of isolation – click below to find out more. 

Volunteers needed

Our contact numbers are  

Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire 0117 322 4885  

Wiltshire and Swindon 01380 723682


Clients having technology support

Vision West of England exists to reduce the impact of sight loss, providing local services to enable Blind and Partially-Sighted People to lead fulfilling, independent lives.

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How you can help

Vision West of England provides local services for people living with sight loss across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and in Wiltshire under the banner of Wiltshire Sight. Vision West of England is a UK registered charity no. 1178384.
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