We offer services to Children and Young People living with sight loss and their families living in Liverpool. This includes information, advice and guidance for the whole family, activities and events, support groups, and independence courses.

How and where we can support you

Our Children and Young People’s team is based in St.Vincent’s School in West Derby, a specialist school for sensory impairment.

We organise events and days out throughout the year for you to join in with, as well as a range of courses to promote and develop independent living and social skills for children and young people who have a visual impairment.

Find out what we can offer you below, or get in touch on 0300 222 5555 to speak to a member of the team.

Jo sat at her desk in the Liverpool resource centre, working at the computer
Jan triage

Advice, information & support

Speak to our experts about any sight loss issue – we can support you as well as your friends and family.

Emily in the Liverpool centre kitchen, holding up a mixing bowl to the camera.

Independence matters groups

Enabling you to develop the skills to keep active, keep connected and live well whatever your eye condition.

The guitar group in Liverpool sitting around a table and holding their instruments

Friendship matters groups

Come and take part! We offer a wide range of groups and activities to enjoy and meet people, or learn a new skill or hobby.

Events & days out

We run different trips and events throughout the year, specially designed to be visual impairment friendly. Find out what we have coming up.

All our groups & courses in Liverpool

Telephone Befriending Service

Telephone Service

Our Telephone Befriending Service offers a friendly weekly chat for people who are no longer able to get to our centre.

Children & Families services

Our team specialise in working with children and parents with sight loss, often with complex needs and additional disabilities. We can support you in many ways, including:

  • Providing you with a network of other organisations for full support of you and your family
  • Events and days out
  • Our independence course ‘I Can Do It’.

Keep up to date with all the events, news and stories from Merseyside in our free quarterly newsletter called 'Hello'.

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Ron's story

“I lost my sight over a long period of time and I am now registered blind. I looked at what was on offer at Henshaws and realised that I would have the opportunity to do things I thought may now be out of my reach. I decided to join a creative writing group. I have always fancied writing and wanted to try my hand at poetry, short stories and maybe even script writing. I have written a couple of poems and they were read out at the poetry group, I never imagined this was something that I could achieve.

I don’t feel as if i have even scratched the surface with Henshaws, this organisation has given me the confidence and the opportunity to get on with my life in spite of my sight loss.”

Read more about Ron's story
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