Selby District Vision is a local charity committed to helping
people experiencing sight loss, within the Selby District.
First established in the early 1960’s, then registered
officially as a charity in the early 1980’s, Selby District
Vision has been assisting local people for over 50 years.
There are an estimated 2,000 people living with sight loss in
the Selby District today. We are dedicated to reaching those
individuals, assisting and supporting them however we can.
We aim to meet the needs of visually impaired people by
providing information, resources, social and recreation
opportunities; promoting independence. Striving to involve the
wider community in our work, we provide the public with visual
awareness opportunities and have regular community fundraising
Receiving no state funding, we rely entirely on fundraising,
legacies and donations to continue our work. Volunteers are the
lifeblood of our organisation.
We are members of Selby Advice, if you would like to find out
more about our network, please follow
Our Big Lottery
Funded project ‘Optimeyes’, is well under way now. This is a
project being run in partnership with the RNIB and 5 other
local Blind Charities and aims to tackle loneliness and improve
the quality of life for older people with sight loss. It is
also giving us the chance to get out into the general public
and encourage people to look after their vison. Optimeyes is
proving to be wonderful opportunity for Selby District Vision
and will continue to go a good way towards helping us continue
and develop our services over the next year or so.
Events for 2017 will be listed here soon, please come back in January.