MySight York is a thriving, independent, local charity working to help people with sight loss make confident choices about all aspects of their lives.

Our aim is to support people in York to live well with sight loss. Our experienced staff and friendly volunteers are always happy to help. You will find information about the organisation and the services we provide on this site. If you would like to know more about anything we do, or to talk to us about any aspect of sight loss, please telephone on the number above or visit our city centre premises. You will be assured of a warm welcome.

Coronavirus Update

Following Government guidelines, our face to face services at Merchantgate are currently suspended. However, we are still available for help and support or just a friendly chat, and we are working hard on a plan to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

Through our Keeping in Touch project, we have a team of volunteers maintaining regular contact with people living with sight loss who may be feeling particularly isolated. Our Home Connections service enables people to access specialist equipment, delivered to their doorstep. Many of our groups are continuing to meet online or by telephone to offer one another social and practical support – see the Events list below for more details. Our Talking Space counselling service is also operating on a reduced basis via telephone.

If you, or someone you know, need support with any aspect of living with sight loss, please get in touch. You can telephone our usual number 01904 636269 or email

If you are feeling vulnerable or need support to cope in your own home, you can also contact City of York Council on 01904 555111 or

RNIB’s national Helpline is also available to answer queries about living with sight loss: telephone 0303 123 9999.

For specific COVID-19-related queries, you may find this website helpful:

We look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible.


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Latest news


Posted: Wednesday 15 July 2020 | Deborah Cairns

We are very sorry to announce that our planned course of ‘Tai Chi by telephone’, due to start on 10th August, has had to be CANCELLED. We hope to see you again when we are able to run face-to-face sessions safely once more.

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Our next event

Exercise Group via ZOOM

10:45am–11:45am, 13th August 2020

Our very popular Exercise group, led by our friends at Xercise Haxby, is now running via Zoom every Thursday at 10.45am! A great keep fit opportunity in a supportive group, with all exercises clearly described by the tutors. Please contact Caroline on 01904 636269 if you are interested. Suggested donation of £3.50 per session.

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