Could you be one of our fabulous befrienders?

Posted: Thursday 5 October 2023 | Louise Calpin

Both clients and volunteers greatly benefit from our befriending services, one client saying ‘my volunteer has cut the loneliness out of my life’. You will need to be a good listener, non-judgemental and have an understanding of how to deal with confidential information. All volunteers need to be over 18, undergo a DBS check and […]

MySight York Wins Award For Sensory Storytelling Project

Posted: Monday 2 October 2023 | Louise Calpin

Parents of children with sight loss told us they wanted their children to enjoy stories with others to build a strong foundation for their literacy. The sensory storytelling project means children with sight loss and their siblings can access inspiring and accessible story times at their local libraries.   “After my son experienced the sensory […]

Exciting News: MySight York has been Shortlisted for a Visionary Award

Posted: Tuesday 12 September 2023 | Louise Calpin

MySight York partnered with Explore York (Libraries), ToyLikeMe and York Specialist Teaching Team to develop specialist sensory story sacks which contain themed stories, tactile books and items/props that bring the books to life through all the senses. “After my son experienced the sensory storytelling session, both the story and the Explore York library took on […]

Join a Campaigning Group of 18 to 27 year olds – Organised by RNIB

Posted: | Louise Calpin

RNIB’s Policy and Campaigns team is hosting the next meeting of the campaign group for those aged from 18 to 27 and based in the North of England. The group will receive support, such as information, resources and training, to campaign locally and nationally on the issues that are important to them, with regular meetings […]

Blue Badge Application Process – Discussion with City of York Council

Posted: Tuesday 5 September 2023 | Louise Calpin

Purpose At the request of York Disability Rights Forum (YDRF) and independent members of the community, CYC has arranged for a discussion about the experiences of disabled people applying for or renewing their blue badge.   Format The discussion will be hybrid both in the Hudson Room and online via Teams.  The link will be […]

Free Inclusive Led Rides

Posted: Monday 14 August 2023 | Louise Calpin

Cycling is the ideal way to improve fitness levels, mental wellbeing and meet new people. Their aim as a charity is to encourage people to cycle for the wellbeing benefits and they hope these rides will give people more confidence to cycle and discover new routes. Bikes and helmets are available to borrow for free, […]

New Employment Programme For Blind and Partially Sighted Jobseekers Across Yorkshire and Humber

Posted: Thursday 13 April 2023 | Louise Calpin

With funding from Thomas Pocklington Trust, MySight York is licensed to deliver the Works For Me employment programme in the Yorkshire and Humber area. This forms part of the national Works For Me programme set up by Thomas Pocklington Trust. Works For Me is a free service for blind and partially sighted people who are […]

[External Event] Coney Street Riverside – Helmsley Group To Host Accessibility Forum

Posted: Monday 3 April 2023 | Louise Calpin

Open to all with Equality Act protected characteristics and specifically aimed at people who have physical, mobility, cognitive, sensory or neurodivergent, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion or belief differences, the event invites attendees to review the masterplan and leave their feedback. There is also the opportunity to ask any questions to the […]

MySight York Big Give Christmas Campaign

Posted: Monday 28 November 2022 | Louise Calpin

For seven days, this campaign offers our supporters the opportunity to have their donation doubled! If you donate £10 to us, we receive an additional £10 from our generous pledgers, who have already agreed to support the campaign earlier this year. This total is then matched to ‘Champion Funding’. This means that your donations will […]

York Disability Week 2022

Posted: Monday 21 November 2022 | Louise Calpin

The UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities is held on 3rd December each year, within Disability History Month. It promotes the human rights and well-being of people who identify as disabled or as having an impairment in all spheres of society and increases awareness of their situation in every aspect of political, social, economic […]