Social and Leisure
Open Sight understands the importance of maintaining an active social life, hobbies and interests to avoid feeling isolated and to stay independent.
Open Sight has a network of clubs and groups across Hampshire which offer an opportunity to meet and socialise with other visually impaired people in the area.
Our clubs are managed by trained volunteers who organise meetings, outings, entertainment and provide a friendly and caring environment for their members. Transport to the clubs is usually available.
- Sporting Pursuits:
There are a great number of sports which have been adapted for visually impaired participants, including football, archery, tennis, cricket and even water-skiing! Open Sight has the information you may need.
Some quotes from our recent VI sailing days.
“Would love to do it again – still lots to try. I felt safe throughout the trip and it was a great confidence boost.”
“I liked the chance to be hands-on in an event that was a new experience for me.”
“Please put us down for next time!”
Open Sight can advise on, and assist with, arranging holidays, both in the UK and abroad, which cater for people with sight problems.
Our regular magazine Second Sight contains news and information related to local and national sight loss topics. It also provides information events and activities specific to sight loss. Available in all accessible formats from large print to audio.
To get involved with any of these social activities, or for more information, please contact Terry Smith, Community Development Officer, on 023 8064 1244.