Sight Action (Havering) currently offer the following services and activities for local residents:

 The Sight Support Service

Most local people with impaired eyesight will attend the Eye Clinic at Queen’s Hospital. 

Photo of Queen's Hospital, Romford

Picture -  Queen's Hospital

The Sight Support Service is run by volunteers from Sight Action (Havering); some of the volunteers are themselves vision impaired and are therefore particularly aware of the impact sight loss can have - on individuals and their family.

While you are at the Eye Cliinc, our volunteers are available to provide patients (not just those from Havering), with information and advice relating to living with sight loss; we also have a small range of equipment to demonstrate. We have close links with other local voluntary groups and the Sensory Teams at Social Services - therefore if we are unable to help directly we can signpost people to appropriate services.

Some of the topics we can help with include:

  • Information on different eye conditions
  • Benefits and concessions for vision impaired people
  • Leisure options - for example: audio book and newspaper services, holidays, sport and so on.
  • Strategies for safe daily living
  • Communication options
  • Assistive Technology
  • Local and national support groups and services

Yew Tree Resource Centre 

We support the Havering Partially Sighted Society’s Tuesday Drop-In group, and the Havering Macular Society group,  both of which meet at Yew Tree Resource Centre in Romford.

The Centre also has a fully equiped resource room  containing examples of specialist equipment to aid daily living - providing an opportunity to try out items before buying.

Picture of equipment to help the partially sighted including large button phones, audiobooks, and lamps

Picture - some of the equipment in the resource room

 Activity Opportunities

Sight Action (Havering) organise an on-going range of activities and events in order to inform people living with sight loss about available options for leisure and recreation.

We work closely with the Havering Vision Strategy Group and East London Vision; we liaise with the Havering Talking Newspaper and are affiliated to Essex Sight (formerly Essex Blind Charity), and are members of Visionary.