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Henshaws Society for Blind People

Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations. We believe that everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families to build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.



Registered charity no. 221888

Member since January 2022

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Henshaws Online Knowledge Village

Henshaws Online Knowledge Village

Henshaws Knowledge Village, is a place to share our knowledge and expertise with those experiencing or working with sight loss and disability. It's a place to explore our videos, blogs, resources and eBooks to learn about everything from apps and technology to our useful Life Hacks.

We’ve divided the Knowledge Village into twelve different sections to help guide everyone to the content they want – Technology; Apps; Eye Conditions; Benefits and Support; Daily Living Skills; Life Hacks; Children and Young People; Health and Wellbeing; General; Specialist College; and our new COVID-19 Resources section. They can also browse by type of content – view all of our blogs, explore our eBooks library, or watch our videos on YouTube.

The website address to access this online service is: https://www.henshaws.org.uk/knowledge-village/

Children and Young People's services in Greater Manchester

Children and Young People's services in Greater Manchester

Our Children and Young People’s team specialise in working with children and parents with sight loss, often with complex needs and additional disabilities. Services include:

. Advice and information

. Family Patient Support Officer

. ‘I Can Do It’ course funded by BBC Children in Need

. I Can Do It online course and VI charity training funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust

We also run different events and activities throughout the year, including annual Christmas parties, fun days out at places such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the Sealife Centre, and different activities throughout school holidays.

We also support any family member or carer where visual impairment has an impact on their life.

Find out more about our services below or get in touch with us on 0300 222 5555.