To create an accessible safe environment for sight impaired children and young people to try different experiences that will inspire their creativity and encourage them to be more independent and self-aware on their life’s journey.
North East Sight Matters is a ‘not for profit’ company with charitable objectives.
We engage with sight-impaired children and young people and their families who live in the North East. The areas we cover include Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, Co. Durham and Tees Valley.
We provide the foundation to enable children and young people to thrive and gain self-confidence and look forward to a more positive future; by providing valuable life skills training, age appropriate exciting activities and exclusive events, and offer opportunities to realise their capabilities.
North East Sight Matters is run by a small team of dedicated, qualified professionals with vast experience of delivering high quality rehabilitation/habilitation programmes, pre-employment courses, innovative visual impairment events, life skills training and exciting activities for children and their families.
North East Sight Matters objectives are charitable and combine a level of life skills training, to visually impaired youngsters, whilst encouraging social contact and exciting activities to promote independence, challenges and confidence building.
We organise family events and activities to encourage support networks and friendships plus opportunities that may not otherwise be accessible or available to this group.
We are committed to:
To access our services a child can be referred by a parent/carer or a professional. If you are over 16 you can make a self referral.
"A great service providing amazing support and events!"
Having worked in the discipline of visual impairment for many years Penny Dane, Caroline Boulby, Philippa Taylor and Emma Hogg have over 100 years of collective experience, knowledge and a network of contacts within the visual impairment field!