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

Please take a look at this video in which Chief Executive Karen Froggatt talks about our ongoing services during COVID-19.

Following Government guidelines, we have suspended all face to face services at our Merchantgate premises. We are very sorry to make this decision but feel it is essential in order to protect our visitors and staff.

Our staff are still working from home and are available for help and support or just a friendly chat. Through our Keeping in Touch project, we have a team of volunteers maintaining regular telephone contact with people living with sight loss who may be feeling particularly isolated. Several of our groups are continuing to meet online or by telephone to offer one another social and practical support – see our 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, or would like a regular friendly call, 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.

MySight York


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Latest news

Telephone book group launches

Posted: Wednesday 27 May 2020 | Deborah Cairns

Our popular audio book group is back, but with a difference. From Tuesday 2nd June we will be meeting by telephone on the first Tuesday of the month, at 10.30, to discuss a book of our choice. This month Laura Purcell’s ‘The Silent Companions’ will be under the spotlight. We have audio CDs available to anyone who would like to join, or you can download your own copy. Please contact Caroline on 01904 636269 to find out more.

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Our next event

Telephone book group

10:30am–11:30am, 2nd June 2020

Our popular audio book group will be meeting by telephone on Tuesday 2nd June at 10.30 to discuss Laura Purcell’s ‘The Silent Companions‘. We have audio CDs available or you can download your own copy. Please contact Caroline on 01904 636269 for more information.

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