Author: Deborah Cairns

Service update – January 2021

Posted: Thursday 7 January 2021 | Deborah Cairns

Christmas closure

Posted: Thursday 17 December 2020 | Deborah Cairns

If you need support during this time, please contact City of York Council’s Adult Social Care team on 01904 555111. If you have an urgent out-of-hours enquiry, the city’s Emergency Duty Team can be reached on 01609 780780. We wish you all a very safe and happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. We look […]

Christmas party!

Posted: Tuesday 8 December 2020 | Deborah Cairns

Please join us on Thursday 17th December, 1-2.30pm, on Zoom or by telephone. Festivities to include a seasonal quiz, carol singing and the famous Christmas raffle. Bring your own refreshments including a suitably seasonal cake or pie… Please let us know in advance that you would like to come.

York Disability Week

Posted: Monday 16 November 2020 | Deborah Cairns

MySight York will be hosting two events during the week: An eye health-themed quiz, on Zoom and by telephone, led by Sally Chignell: Monday 30th November, 2-3pm An online cookery demonstration by visually impaired cook and baker Jackie Watson: Wednesday 2nd December, 10.30-11.45am. Please let us know in advance if you would like to join […]

New Chair for MySight York

Posted: Tuesday 27 October 2020 | Deborah Cairns

Martin brings a wealth of project management and financial experience, as well as experience of sight loss, to the organisation. You can read more about him here, or look out for an interview in November’s edition of YorView.

Farewell to Chair Jim Wallace

Posted: Thursday 15 October 2020 | Deborah Cairns

Jim has guided MySight York through some major changes, including new Chief Executives, a full rebrand and the move to new premises. He leaves the charity in a strong position which reflects his own values – caring, resilient and with the needs of visually impaired people at the heart of everything we do. He has […]

Farewell to Karen Froggatt

Posted: Tuesday 23 June 2020 | Deborah Cairns

Chair Jim Wallace added, “MySight York wish Karen good luck. Her professionalism, collaborative style and hard work has enabled the Charity to make significant progress in the last two years with new premises, new branding and dealing with Covid 19 as just some of the major achievements during her tenure as Chief Executive. She will […]

New Chief Executive for MySight York

Posted: Wednesday 10 June 2020 | Deborah Cairns

MySight York Chair Jim Wallace had this to say about Scott’s appointment: “We are very pleased to have secured a chief executive of the calibre of Scott, particularly given his experience of sight loss, to further progress the work of MySight York.” When asked how he felt about his appointment, Scott said, “To say I […]

New Home Connections service

Posted: Thursday 4 June 2020 | Deborah Cairns

If you would like to use this service or find out more about Home Connections, please call us on 01904 636269. This short video explains more about the service and how it works.

Keeping in Touch during Coronavirus

Posted: Wednesday 29 April 2020 | Deborah Cairns

We can now keep in touch with people living with sight loss in and around York with a regular friendly phone call from one of our volunteers. Volunteers offer a friendly listening ear and the opportunity to share any current concerns about living with sight loss under lockdown. Caroline Robertson explains more about the project […]