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Our Enablement Officer for the borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, talks about her day-to-day duties supporting people living with sight loss in the local area.
Kate, our Enablement Officer based in Oldham, explains her role in supporting the local sight loss community and the services that she delivers on a daily basis.
Most children will now be learning from home during this period. Follow our tips to find out what is right for you and your visually impaired child during this time.
I was very fortunate to be invited to meet one of our visually impaired service users from Oldham last month, just a few days after he celebrated his 100th birthday!
Francesca started losing her sight 12 years ago but that hasn't stopped her taking on new challenges like 'Lakes in a Day', a 50 mile ultra run through the fells.
If you have never witnessed the colourful sight of 5000 ducks being tipped in to the river Nidd, then you simply must make this the first date in your 2019 diary
Frank has attended Henshaws' Living with Sight Loss course and is a regular at our Tuesday group. He explains how Henshaws has helped him keep in touch with old friends!
Our Museums and Galleries Group has supported Manchester Museum in the development of award winning 3D technologies.
Jake swims with the Downs Syndrome Swimming - Great Britain team. We find out how he and the squad got on at the 2017 European Championships.
Francesca is a single parent to two teenagers and has Stargardts Macular Dystrophy. Has this stopped her love of travel and adventure? No chance!
Andrea, our Children & Families Enablement Officer, shares what the group got up to over summer and the upcoming activities ahead this autumn.
Francesca Scott started to lose her sight at aged 39, with two young children, a full-time job and living in a remote area... how did she cope?
Our Children & Families service runs a number of different fun activities and events throughout the year; find out what we're running this summer in Greater Manchester.
We have a fantastic opportunity for children and young people to take part in a four-night residential holiday at the Children’s Adventure Farm as part of our I Can Do It course.
Henshaws youngsters got together to enjoy a Music and Pizza Day in Liverpool this half term, with pizza, DJing and beat boxing!
Full stops normally signal the end of something. But with Henshaws, they led to an award- winning garden everyone can enjoy.
Many people presume someone who has little or no vision no longer appreciates the visual world, and may no longer care about what they wear or how they look. How wrong they are...
Henshaws volunteer Jack, tells us about his 10 years of volunteering at Henshaws, and why our unique Arts & Crafts Centre garden needs your support.
Getting stuck for ideas on what activities to do with your children over the summer holidays? We've got you covered!
Henshaws Enablement team leader, Lisa Young, shares her five top tips for exercising with a visual impairment.
Last month, our monthly Luncheon Club enjoyed a fantastic Street Party themed lunch to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday.
"I’ve learnt so much with Henshaws, but I’m really excited to share with you one of the biggest achievements I’ve made – travelling on my own from Yorkshire to Scotland!"
What a year! We are pleased to say that we have just completed the first year of our new BBC Children in Need funded project.
To mark National Apprenticeship Week (11th - 18th March), we asked our three apprentices what life has been like at Henshaws over the past six months.
Kate Nattrass, our new Enablement Officer based in Oldham tells us more about herself and the work she'll be doing in Oldham.
Meet Lee from our supported living service who simply loves his music and is now our resident DJ at our Arts & Crafts centre in Knaresborough!
Our Children and Young People’s Enablement Officer, Natalie Thompson, tells us about the success of our first round of IMCYP courses which took place in Manchester this Summer.
Henshaws College gardens have been treated to a facelift thanks to volunteers from Halifax Bank team of Directors
With it being the summer holiday break, we wanted to share a quick round up of some fantastic resources we’ve found online to help keep the kids entertained.
During the Spring Bank half term we took a group of children and young people to Chill Factore for a beginner’s taster ski-ing session: Fiona tells us more about their fab day out.
Jo Fishwick, the creator of VI Talk - a popular online podcast for blind and visually impaired people - shares with us an insight into the person behind the podcast.
To celebrate Volunteer Week, I wanted to make a blog post dedicated to all of our wonderful volunteers here at Henshaws as a thank you for all of their inspiring and hard work.
With the Spring Bank holiday fast approaching, we have great activities planned to keep your family entertained.
I was recently asked, “How would someone with a sight impairment enjoy a venue that is completely visual, such as Madame Tussauds?" I visited the Blackpool venue to find out more!
We started our independence skills programme in early April, equipping VI young people with Kitchen Skills - read about their Easter activities.
This week we hear from Henshaws group volunteer, Linda, about her experience of sight loss and how volunteering to support others changed her life…
Our physiotherapist Lee at Henshaws College shares an insight into his role and how he's making a real difference to young people with disabilities.
Henshaws Community Services attendee Paul tells us his story of how blind football has changed his life.
Hi, I’m Claire and I’ve always loved fashion. When the opportunity arose to support Henshaws whilst doing what I love, I jumped at the chance!
Kimberley follows her previous post about her interest in art, and shares her experience as a part of the Arts & Crafts group at Henshaws.
Julie, our Employability Skills Co-ordinator at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, tells us about her role and what we offer.
We have a very active student council at College who represent the voices of all our students - hear from some of our council members about their roles.
An introduction from our children and family specialists, Fiona and Zahida on their roles at Henshaws.
Kimberley shares some of her illustrations, as well as how she won the competition for RNIB's ‘Young Illustrator of the Year’ title.
David shares with us his story on losing his sight, and how he discovered different activities including blind archery.
Kimberley shares with us her experiences as a young person living with sight loss.
Art Maker Andrew has had an eye condition for at least 6 years. Here he shares his story in a video diary...
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