ANNUAL REPORT 2017-18
Welcome to our Annual Report for 2017-18. It has been a challenging year across the voluntary sector as a whole, with many local groups struggling to deliver services as funding cuts continue to bite.
Across the sight loss sector, there have been significant changes to some of the national organisations, with Guide Dogs and RNIB both seeing changes to senior managers, organisational structure and the services they deliver. Visionary, the umbrella group for local sight loss charities like ours, (with the support of The Thomas Pocklington Trust) have continued to grow and develop, and provide a valuable resource.
Here at Sight Support Derbyshire our staff and volunteers are our most valuable resource, without them we would not be able to continue to deliver a wide range of services to blind and partially sighted people across the county. With limited resources, we are used to keeping costs low and using greater creativity to ensure that our quality services are not compromised.
This report gives a flavour of our work over the year. We hope you enjoy reading about the achievements.