About us

Hello and welcome!

Our charity supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and to go beyond expectations. Find out more about the work that we do, and the people that we support.

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Samuel smiling in his living room

Henshaws is a charity that has been helping people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities for over 180 years.

Our aims

Helping to reduce social isolation and increase independence through empowering disabled people to go beyond expectations and achieve their ambitions.

How we support

Our dedicated staff and volunteers are the fuel of the organisation; they provide support, advice and training, enabling people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.

Where we support

At our places – We work throughout the North of England and our places include a Specialist College, Supported Housing, Community Centres and an Arts & Crafts Centre.

In the community – We support disabled people to be part of their local community.

Digital – We are continually developing technology to support more people, wherever they are, online.

Henshaws stories

Please take a minute to watch this video and let our ambassador Paula Lane introduce some of the amazing people that we work with every day.

Without the help and support of staff, volunteers and ambassadors like Paula, we would not be able to offer support for those most at risk of isolation.

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