Hello and welcome!

Our charity supports people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations.

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Who we are

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

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    Our aims

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

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    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

    We work throughout the North of England and our places include a Specialist College, Supported Housing, Community Centres and an Arts & Crafts Centre. We also work within the community, supporting disabled people to be part of their local community.

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    Digital Support

    We are continually developing technology to support more people, wherever they are, online. With the help of Knowledge Village we are able to provide helpful guides, tips and resources to offer a wide range of digital support.

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.

Explore More

Find out more about the work that we do, and the people that we support.

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Learn how to get involved

From fundraising events to volunteering, there are plenty of ways to give to make a difference at Henshaws

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