"There are over 22,000 visually impaired people living in Cornwall."
We are the first centre of resource for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.
We care passionately about helping anyone living with a visual impairment and have done ever since our foundation in 1856 when the charity supported Cornish miners. We are ready and willing to afford them support and encouragement to lead active, independent, and involved lives, at home, in the workplace, in their education, and by no means least, in their social lives.
Our dedicated and professional team is ready to help everyone living with sight loss, whether recent or longstanding, sudden or gradual, for the person directly concerned and for family members, friends and colleagues who are affected by these changes too.
We will also do what we can to help people deal with the environmental, societal and financial repercussions that often ensue. We understand the complexities and life-changing nature of sight loss and the range of essential equipment available, not forgetting that sometimes even the smallest things can make a world of difference.
We are proud of our heritage as the longest standing, and earliest, charity for those with impaired vision and loss of sight in Cornwall, and we look forward to developing its future, vital and relevant for the generations to come.
Our new strategic plan 2015-2020 sets out our intentions to inspire futures, be a centre of resource, raise public awareness, celebrate our volunteers and ‘be’ a charity of excellence. In this way we believe that together we can transform perceptions of the visually impaired in Cornwall and Scillonia.
Join us in Inspiring futures for people living with sight loss.
Terri Rosnau-Ward, Chief Executive