Sightline Directory

The directory for services aimed at helping blind or partially sighted people


Vista , 16 New Walk, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 6TF
0116 249 8839
Opening Times:
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 4.30pm

Above hours relate to the help line number.

Map for Vista

Organisation details

Vista changes lives. They are the leading local charity working with children and adults with sight loss.

They are passionate about providing the very best services; in hospitals, at home, in residential care and in the community.

Whether someone is newly diagnosed or has lived their whole life with reduced sight, Vista’s specialist staff provide a vital lifeline to many local people.

Vista services include:
- advice and Information services in hospitals
- assessment and rehabilitation services for Leicestershire County and Leicester City Councils
- befriending scheme
- guide communicators for people with dual sensory loss
- Low Vision Clinic
- residential care homes for older people including New Wycliffe Home for the Blind and Kathleen Rutland Residential Home
- respite care
- services for children, young people and families
- social and activity groups
- talking newspapers

Services offered:

  • Equality advice
  • Grants and funding
  • Local authority social care
  • Volunteering
  • Employment providers
  • Business advice
  • Health and social care
  • Hospital information
  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Tactile products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation
  • Telephone befriending service
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Befriending
  • Shopping assistance
  • Everyday living skills
  • Mobility training
  • Learning braille
  • Educational support
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Tactile transcription
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Rail travel assistance
  • Community transport
  • Respite care
  • Travel training
  • Eye health advice
  • Deafblind Communicator Guide
  • ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer)
  • Sign posting and general information
  • Guiding Services

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This organisation was verified on 18 November 2021

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