Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Volunteers of Warwickshire Vision Support receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Congratulations.
If you require help and support during the COVID 19 crisis, please call 01926 411331


Maggie Durston receiving her award from
the High Sheriff Joe Greenwell

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Volunteer Awards 2020

Some of our award winners:

David Frankum, Home Visitor NuneatonKaryl and Roger Rees, Alcester Club
David Frankum, Home Visitor NuneatonKaryl and Roger Rees, Alcester Club
Kay Shaw, Rugby VIP ClubLinda Willett, Rugby Hamilton House Club
Kay Shaw, Rugby VIP ClubLinda Willett, Rugby Hamilton House Club
Lynne Rock, Atherstone ClubPeter Muscott, IT Volunteer Stratford
Lynne Rock, Atherstone ClubPeter Muscott, IT Volunteer Stratford
Myles Gillan, Coleshill ClubMaggie Durston, Home Visitor Southam
Myles Gillan, Coleshill ClubMaggie Durston, Home Visitor Southam

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Covid 19 Crisis : We are recruiting volunteers NOW to support some of the most vulnerable visually impaired people within Warwickshire.  To date we have completed 3000+ welfare checks and are now commencing ‘Telephone Befriending’ and are looking for volunteers to help us out.  As a precautionary measure we have closed our Vision Support Centres and our Recreational Clubs and today have suspended our Home Visiting Service.  We are very mindful that many of our service users rely on our support services as they serve as a lifeline preventing loneliness and isolation.  We would like to offer as many visually impaired people as possible the chance to receive regular phone contact and conversation so that they feel connected and less isolated.  Please call us now on 01926 411331 or email Volunteers@warwickshire.vision for more details.

Home Visitors

Home Visitor ServiceThe befriending service supports 100 people living with sight loss to maintain their independence. Find out more about the Home Visitor Service

My Guide

My Guide cartoonThe My Guide Service helps you to get out into your local community to participate in clubs, activities and exercise.  Guide Dogs for the Blind currently provide this service and we can refer you for assessment.  If you would like to find out more please call 01926 411331.  Find out more about our My Guide Service

Interactive Technology Service

We use a variety of smart phones and tabletsNew technology makes getting online much easier no matter what level of vision you have. We offer training in a wide range of smart phones and tablets. Find out more about our IT Services and view useful information.

Heart of England Community Foundation

Rehabilitation Services

Using a long caneSupporting people who have recently lost their sight to acquire new skills, access specialist equipment and improve their mobility. Find out more about our Rehabilitation Service

Eye Clinic Advice Desks

image of eye and eye test

Providing a crucial first point of contact, support and information for visually impaired people at the point of diagnosis. Find out about our Hospital Advice and Information Service

Super Saver Service

This Lottery Funded project is all about improving your financial well being.  Our Super Saver Officer will work with you to try and get you the best deal available for your utility bills.  They will also provide you with support to access certain benefits which can be made available to those who are severly sight impaired.  Our Super Saver Officer is always on the look out for leisure offers e.g. discounted event tickets or 2 for 1 meals and will ciruclate updates when these become available.  For more information regarding our Super Saver Service, please call 01926 411331 for details. Super Saver info page

Vision Support Centres

Rugby Vision Support CentreProviding advice and information, equipment and exhibitions, social support and access to all our services locally in Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby and Stratford.  We are also launching our Pop-Up Vision Support Centres which will be located in the more rural and inaccessible parts of Warwickshire.  Further details will be available once the dates and venues have been fixed.  Find out about our Vision Support Centres


Clubs offer a wide range of activitiesWith 14 clubs and groups across the County, we offer a wide range of activities and events. Find out more about our network of Clubs


Advocacy GroupAdvocacy Groups adopt and develop their own campaigns according to their own local priorities.  Find out about your local Advocacy Group?  

Warwickshire Vision Magazine

The only countywide magazine for visually impaired people in Warwickshire. Find out about Warwickshire Vision Magazine