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I Can Do It

Our course is a great way to learn about friendships, doing things for yourself & cooking - all through fun activities!

New Sight Loss Sector Charter launched

A new Sight Loss Sector Charter was launched in November 2020 which puts blind and partially sighted people at the heart of the work of charities in the sector.

Virtual London Marathon success!

Thanks to everyone who ran the Virtual London Marathon for us, raising much-needed funds for our charity to support people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities.

Henshaws feature on BBC North West Tonight

Henshaws were featured in a report by BBC North West discussing the issues facing blind and visually impaired people during the Covid-19 pandemic, including social distancing.

Tameside Coffee Morning

Join us for our monthly social morning in Tameside; open to anyone with a visual impairment.

Tameside Friday Social

Our Social Group is a chance to chat to other people living with sight loss over a coffee!

Together Vision Group

Our Together Vision Group is a great opportunity to meet visually impaired people aged 25-55 years.

Meet our First Step team!

Ever wondered who is on the other end of the line when you call Henshaws? The First Step team introduce themselves and their roles.

Winners of our Christmas Raffle 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas raffle this year and helped raise over £6,500 for Henshaws’ work! We announce the lucky winners.

Tai Chi

Take part in our Tai Chi program; gentle exercises to relieve pain, reduce falls & improve general wellbeing.

Henshaws gets Poetic

Visually impaired poet Dave Steele has joined Henshaws' team of ambassadors and tells us about his excitement about this recent opportunity.

Bolton Luncheon Club

Join us for our weekly social meet-up and lunch in Bolton; open to anyone with a visual impairment.

Afternoon Tea

Join us for our fortnightly social meet-up in Bolton; open to anyone with a visual impairment.

Royshaw Vale Social

Join us for our weekly social meet-up in Royton; open to anyone with a visual impairment.

Pennine Vale Social

Join us for our monthly social meet-up in Saddleworth; open to anyone with a visual impairment.

Chadderton Social

Join us for our monthly social meet-up in Chadderton; open to anyone with a visual impairment.

Friday Social Group

Join us for our weekly Friday meet-up in Trafford; open to anyone with a visual impairment.

Happy Appers

Want to discuss questions, issues or ideas on tech with other digital-minded folk? The Happy Appers group is for you!

Winners of our Christmas Raffle 2017

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas raffle this year and helped raise over £6,000 for Henshaws’ work! We announce the lucky winners.

Celebrating our 180th Anniversary

2017 sees Henshaws celebrate our 180th anniversary. We would love to hear your stories and memories of your contact with Henshaws throughout the years.

New tech services in Oldham

Our new Technology Rehabilitation Officer Carrie is coming to Oldham! Find out about the new services she'll be offering in the area.

I Spy Social

Come join us for a chance to chat to local people who’ve had similar experiences to you, and enjoy a range of activities

Eye Eye Group

Come join us for a chance to chat to local people who've had similar experiences to you, and enjoy a range of activities

Broadwalk Social Group

Come join us for a chance to chat to local people who’ve had similar experiences to you, and enjoy a range of activities

Counselling

It can be difficult to come to terms with a sight loss diagnosis, but our counselling service is here to support you.

Arts and Crafts Group

Our Arts and Crafts group is the perfect chance to get involved with art and start some new tactile projects.

Tuesday Social Group

Our Tuesday Group is a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy an afternoon of activities or just to have a chat.

Winners of our Christmas raffle 2016

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Christmas raffle this year and helped raise over £4,000 for Henshaws’ work! We announce the lucky winners.

I Can Do It! Natalie’s diary

Natalie, our Enablement Officer for Children and Young People, shares with us her updates, tips and stories from our I Can Do It course.

Seeking: budding actors and actresses

We are looking for budding actors and actresses of all ages (adults and children) across both Greater Manchester and Merseyside to take part in a potential Theatre Project.

Tech Talk

Keep up with the latest tech news and tips with our Tech Talk group! People of all abilities are more than welcome.

Henshaws turns 179 years old!

This Saturday, we turn 179 years old - and we celebrate our birthday with cake and balloons across the charity.

TapTapSee is Free (again!)

The app TapTapSee has now been made available for free - Community Services Development Manager Mark talks us through some of its features.

Yoga Group

Learn this ancient form of exercise as part of a small, friendly group, suitable for beginners.

Henshaws exercise classes

Our classes will get you moving, at your own pace and ability, to improve your range of movement, strength & fitness.

Henshaws Hikers

Improve your fitness, get some fresh air, enjoy some beautiful scenery and make new friends at our walking group!

Braille Group

Our group helps you to keep learning braille; giving people independence, literacy, and the enjoyment of reading.

Luncheon Club

Henshaws monthly Luncheon Club is a great place to meet new friends, chat to old friends, and enjoy a 3-course meal!

Christmas Cards now on sale

We’re pleased to announce that our Christmas Cards are now on sale, with 6 beautiful and unique designs to choose from!

Go go Team Henshaws!

This year we decided to put together a team of staff and volunteers to take part in the Morrisons Great Manchester Run on Sunday 10th May