Sight Loss Support Team

We work with people of all ages, both children and adults, living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities. We aim to empower them to take steps to change their lives for the better, with independence and friendship being at the heart of everything we do.

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Chris, one of our enablement team and a female service user testing out a digital magnifier during their enablement session
Older lady being show how to use an hand held digital magnifier by a member of henshaws enablement team

How can we help?

Through our award-winning Pathway to Independence programme, we tailor support, activities and training to meet the needs of each individual.

Our centres across Greater Manchester and Liverpool offer a range of services to provide more than 7,000 visually impaired people with an improved quality of life, and our digital and phone services mean we can even support you from your home.

Our support covers all ages; from children and young people to adults (please note that we only support children and young people in Liverpool, whereas we support all ages across Greater Manchester).

Download our Sight Loss Support Team Brochure for more information.

Sight Loss Support Services

Our friendly and experienced staff and volunteers are passionate and committed to delivering valuable services that change lives. Find out about our range of services in more detail below.

Sight loss support stories

After becoming partially sighted in 2021 during the Covid pandemic, I realised ‘shock and trauma’ had affected me and I needed to speak to someone who wasn’t emotionally involved with me. So I contacted Henshaw’s Charity who offered me counselling sessions.

From the first session I felt at ease and comfortable with Joanna, as she explained the format for the sessions. As I told my ‘story’ I felt listened to in an empathic, non-judgemental way. It was such a relief to feel validated.

As each weekly session passed, I could reflect on all we had discussed and observe my emotions and how to work with them in a positive way.

The whole series of sessions were very uplifting, motivating, and supportive.

Maureen Service User

Latest News

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  • Harry at two of our activities. The left-hand side shows him holding a chick at a farm, and the right-hand side shows him paddling in a kayak
    Sight Loss

    Harry: Accessing activities in a supportive environment

    Posted May 2024
  • Danielle practising using the CCTV. There is a piece of paper underneath the CCTV, and the text from the paper is being magnified and displayed on the CCTV screen.
    Sight Loss

    Danielle: Using technology for greater independence

    Posted May 2024
  • Nicolette smiling at the camera. She is wearing sunglasses, and a stripy scarf.
    Sight Loss

    Accessing support to rediscover adventure

    Posted Mar 2024
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