Second lockdown service update

Nov 4, 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Sight Support Derbyshire has been working hard to ensure that we continue to provide much-needed support, advice and information to visually impaired people and their families across the City and County. We will continue to be here for you during the new Government restrictions, from Thursday 5th November.

While we would much prefer to see you in person, at home or at one of our events, our telephone helpline is here to support you as much as we can while this isn’t possible. We can offer advice, information and signpost you to other local services that may be able to offer help and support. We’re still taking new referrals and are offering services remotely where we can.  This includes posting out equipment to help you with activities like reading and watching TV, plus explaining how to use things over the phone. No one will be forgotten and we look forward to seeing you at one of our events or activities, or at home, as soon as we can go back to ‘business as usual.’

We’ve also put a new section on our website with advice and contact telephone numbers for other organisations that can offer help at this time, with everything from arranging a shopping delivery to looking after your mental wellbeing. Click here to read Help during the pandemic.

Get in touch with us

If you have any questions, concerns, or anything that you think that we can help with, please give us a call on 01332 292262. You may find that you are greeted by our answer machine, but do leave a message and your contact number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We will be putting updates on our website. If you have Facebook or Twitter, you can follow us by putting @SightSupDerbys in the search bar.


As an organisation we rely on the generosity of our members and the public to be able to provide our services. As the Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to cancel or postpone our key activities, we are asking you to consider making a donation to our work. You can also support us by clicking here to buy  tickets online for our Winter Raffle.

Giving ‘little and often’ through our regular giving scheme helps us to plan for the longer term. Giving a one off donation also makes a big difference and allows us provide much needed to support to children and adults living with sight loss in Derbyshire. We know that these are challenging times, but anything that you are able to give would be greatly appreciated.

We hope that you, your families, friends and communities stay safe.