News

  • 23rd June 2022
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    Information Day with Professional Vision Services - Wednesday 20th July

    Come along to our low vision drop-in day, where we will be demonstrating all the latest technology and equpiment for the visually impaired.  Wednesday 20th July, 10-2, 3 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2SW.

    Advance booking is essential. Please call us on 020 8409 7166.

  • 27th March 2022
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    Product Awareness and Information Day - Tuesday 10th May, 10am-2.30pm

    Join us for our Product Awareness and Information Day. 

    This session, in conjunction with Sight and Sound Technology, offers you the chance to look at their extensive range of solutions for all your reading, writing, magnification, speech needs.  This includes hardware and software to the blind, visually impaired and those with learning and reading difficulties.

    The tools to enable those who are fully or partially blind to live life to the maximum so try before you buy!

    Visits are by appointment only so if you would like to attend, please contact Vanessa Valentine on 020 8409 7166 or vanessavalentine@suttonvision.org.uk

  • 27th March 2022
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    New Living with Sight Loss Workshops

    Being told you have sight loss can be scary and confusing for both you and your friends and family. But talking to people in a similar situation can really help. Sutton Vision will be running two Living with Sight Loss workshops for people who are adjusting to life with sight loss.

    These friendly and informal sessions will be held over 2 mornings at our accessible offices at Robin Hood Lane. They will give you the chance to explore solutions to everyday living, find out what support, benefits and services are available and how assistive technology can be of help. 

    The sessions are free and open to anyone with a sight loss who lives or works in the London Borough of Sutton. You are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you. We will be covering different topics at each of the sessions so we would encourage you to come to both if you are able. We will finish with a sandwich lunch so please let us know if you plan to come along so that we can cater for you.

    Dates: Thursday 21st April and Thursday 5th May 2022

    Time: 10am – 1pm.

    Venue: 3 Robin Hood Lane, Surrey SM1 2BL

    For further information please speak to Terry Rocks on terryrocks@suttonvision.org.uk

    To book a place, please ring SV office 020 8409 7166 or email info@suttonvision.org.uk

  • 5th March 2022
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    Our Service User reviews the Titanic Exhibition at Canada Water

    Our service user visited the Titanic Exhibition based in Canada Water this week. She gives her thoughts below:

    "As a visually impaired person, I would normally shy away from exhibitions, but finding out that the new Titanic Exhibition had an free accessible audio tour, I thought I would give it a go. My group of 5 travelled from Morden Tube Station to Waterloo then changed onto the Jubilee Line to Canada Water – which took approximately 50 minutes of quite straightforward travel. The exhibition hall was a 5 minute walk and, on entry, very well organised. After ticket check, you collect the audio tour handset/headphones, chargeable at £3 each or free for seniors or VI users. There is also an accessible app for the audio tour, if you would prefer your use your own smartphone/headphones. On entrance, the exhibition hall is dark (black walls and curtains) but each area is numbered and with the audio very easy to follow. I would recommend this exhibition for anyone who has an interest in this true story including the viewing of salvaged items, original White Star Line Co. documents and scene settings. Exhibition dates have been extended until April 17th and if you want or need to be accompanied, a free carer ticket available."

  • 2nd February 2022
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    Appointment of General Operations Manager Denise Crone

    We're very pleased to announce the appointment of General Operations Manager, Denise Crone. Denise joined Sutton Vision in January 2022 and will be overseeing the implementation of the National Lottery Community Fund project, that will see Sutton Vision increasing its reach into the community, with outreach and assisted technology sessions, amongst other work. 

    She has worked in health and social care for most of her career, spending time at both national and local charities as well as the NHS, in roles as diverse as managing and developing information, support, education and training services for people with long term health conditions and people living with cancer. 

    “I am delighted to be joining Sutton Vision at this exciting time in the charity’s development and look forward to working with our service users, volunteers and staff team to extend our support within the community”