Children and Family Support

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If you are the parent of a child who is blind or partially sighted, Sight Support HEY is here to help.

We offer a variety of activities for children and young people to get involved with. We have a mix of independent activities that children and young people can attend with trained staff and volunteers, as well as activities for the whole family.

Our trips and activities are a great way to meet other children, young people and families, make friends and have fun.

We offer activities in the school holidays, some weekends and evenings. A newsletter is sent out regularly throughout the year, which includes details of upcoming activities with details of how to book a place. You can also find our upcoming activities on our What’s On page.

Who can apply?

Our activities are designed for children and young people with sight loss, aged 5 - 18 years. We also arrange various activities where siblings, parents and other family members can get involved. Please note: Only children registered with Sight Support are eligible to participate in these activities. To register your child, simply call us on 01482  342297.

How much does it cost?

Thanks to a grant from The Ideas Fund delivered by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome, we are currently able to offer these activities and events FREE of charge.

How do I get a place on an activity?

Once a quarter, a newsletter is sent out to all registered children and young people in Hull. This will include information of upcoming events and activities, as well as a date and time to contact and book your place.

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if places are fully booked then please do not be disappointed as your name can be put onto our waiting list. If a place becomes available, a member of staff will be in touch. For further info and to book please contact Vicky Day on 07990 043614 or email [email protected].

Who staffs the activities?

All of our staff, volunteers and partner organisations are experienced in working with children and young people, and we have a ratio of staff to numbers attending the activity. All staff and volunteers are checked to the enhanced level of disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The Ideas Fund is delivered by the British Science Association and funded by Wellcome.

For more details about each activity, please click on the boxes below.
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Children and Family Newsletter

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