Hello and welcome!

Our charity supports people living with sight loss and a range of 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 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 support people throughout the North of England. Our services include our sight loss support service in the North West, our specialist college in Harrogate, and our Arts And Crafts Centre in Knaresborough.

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    Digital Support

    We are continually developing online resources to support more people, wherever they are, online. With the help of Sight Loss Hints and Tips, we are able to provide helpful and informative blogs, videos and eBooks for people living with sight loss, and those who support them.

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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