New children and families services in Oldham

As an Oldham business man, Thomas Henshaw would be proud to know that almost 180 years after his original legacy, Henshaws is providing support for Oldham’s children and young people with visual impairments.

Thanks to a generous legacy left to Sight Support Oldham (now merged with Henshaws) and the support of The Stoller Charitable Trust, our new Children & Families Enablement Officer Sara will be working full time in Oldham.

Sara will be working in partnership with the Oldham Vision and Physical Impairment Team, and she will be providing family support, early help and crisis prevention, as well as promoting eye health and awareness of preventable eye conditions.

Find out about the services she will be offering in the local area below:

What can Sara support you

Emotional and practical support, advice and guidance, offering information through home visits and telephone support, signposting and referrals to other agencies, and information about Henshaws events and activities for children and families.

Sara will also be running a monthly Parents Forum, giving you the space to voice your opinion on the local offer for families and children with a visual impairment around Oldham, and meet other families.

Where can you find her?

Sara is based at the Civic Centre in Oldham (OL1 1UT), a few minutes walk away from Oldham Mumps tram stop.

How can you get in touch?

If you are a professional or school that would like to work with Sara, or if you are the parent or carer of a child/children with a visual impairment and you would like to know more about how Sara can support you, please get in touch on 0161 872 1234 or email Sara at

Generously funded by The Stoller Charitable Trust

Find out about all our groups in Oldham

We can't do it without you

Henshaws rely on voluntary donations; our work just wouldn’t be possible without people like you. Your support empowers local people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to increase their independence, achieve their dreams, and go beyond expectations.

Donate now

More news like this