Celebrating Our 110th Birthday - Serving Warwickshire's Visually Impaired Community Since June 1911

Supporting people living with sight loss in Warwickshire since 1911

110th Birthday Virtual Fundraiser

We've launched an online virtual fundraiser to help commemorate our 110th birthday!

In this virtual fundraiser, people can make a donation and light a star – our goal is to try and light 110 stars before the end of June!

You can get involved, leave a message of support and a donation by connecting via this link: https://visufund.com/warwickshire-vision-supports-110th-birthday-party

Jimbo and David walking together

WVS Celebrates its 110th Birthday

As of June 2nd 2021, Warwickshire Vision Support is officially 110 years old.

In this time, we’ve survived two world wars, multiple conflicts and four influenza pandemics, including COVID 19!

Today, Warwickshire Vision Support is a beacon of hope for anyone who is blind or visually impaired in Warwickshire. We currently reach out to over 3000 people across the county and regularly engage with over 500 on a monthly basis.

Click the button for an overview of our history over the decades.

Amelia Takes on Leamington Half-Marathon for WVS

We would like to give a big thank you to Amelia Hobden, who will be taking part in the Leamington half-marathon on the 11th of July to help raise money for Warwickshire Vision Support.

Amelia writes "During the first COVID-19 lockdown I volunteered for Warwickshire vision support helping to deliver food parcels and food shops to vulnerable people, who are blind or visually impaired in the community. Whilst involved with Warwickshire Vision Support I could see the valuable work they provide locally, which has inspired me to want to raise money to help them continue their vital work."

Volunteer Excellence Awards Announced!

As you may be aware, this week is National Volunteers Week. Across the nation, charities are celebrating the work that all volunteers do and the amazing contribution that they make to improving the lives of others. 

For the past two years, Warwickshire Vision Support has given out a small number of Volunteer Excellence Awards and this year is no exception. We have over 250 volunteers, and every single one is so worthy in so many ways. It has been really hard to decide who should benefit this year.

Warwickshire Vision Support

Helping you to come to terms with sight loss

Latest News

David's Everest Challenge - Update!

David and Jimbo Sitting on a bench
Read more of this article

Volunteer Excellence Awards Announced!

As you may be aware, this week is National Volunteers Week. Across the nation, charities are celebrating…
Read more of this article
A picture of some of the awards and certificates

Phil Arkell, CEO - Resignation

After nine years with Warwickshire Vision Support, and the last three as Chief Executive, I have decided…
Read more of this article
A picture of CEO Phil Arkell

Get Your COVID-19 Home Test Kit Instructions In Accessible Formats

If you’re blind or partially sighted and need to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) test, the Royal National…
Read more of this article
Picture of a COVID 19 test kit

Latest Blog

Access free eBooks, newspapers and magazines from Warwickshire Library Service

A drawing of a pile of 5 different colour books all stacked on top of each other
Read more of this article

iPhone 12 Pro LIDAR - The Future of Navigation?

By Sam Davis A LiDAR scanner has been added to the iPhone 12 Pro camera lenses and it has wonderful…
Read more of this article
Picture of an iphone 12

Catching up with a Paralympic champion

Noel Thatcher MBE, is a visually impaired Paralympic runner, who represented the United Kingdom at six…
Read more of this article
Noel Thatcher running through a field

Warm Home Discount Scheme: You could be missing out on £140

You could get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2020 to 2021 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme…
Read more of this article
Gov.uk website logo (black background with white crown and white text reading gov.uk)

IT Articles

Apple AirTag

Picture of an Apple AirTag
Read more of this article

Echo Dot Trial Results

Warwickshire Vision Support were given a number of Echo Dots during the first lockdown and to maximise…
Read more of this article
icons of echo dot and graphs

Sky voice guidance system for Q boxes

Sky have just started to roll out new firmware for the Sky Q TV box which adds some new voice features…
Read more of this article
Sky guidance icon

Louie Voice Control

This is an Android app that is still in development but can already do many things. It is voice control…
Read more of this article
Louie Voice conversation

Follow us

Contact Us


Site Map