Welcome to VIEWS Group

Working age visually impaired people supporting each other.

VIEWS Group Newcastle are a unique inspirational self-help group for visually impaired people of working age in the North East of England. We aim to promote inclusion of our members into their local communities and empower them to be more independent and self-confident. VIEWS is one of only a few groups in the North East whose activities take place outside of work/college time giving our members more chance of taking part.

We meet bi-monthly at the voluntary sector building, MEA House in central Newcastle where we have a range of guest speakers and discuss the various issues and barriers facing visually impaired people and share solutions to overcome them. Our main ethos is to help each other to live as independently as possible while having lots of fun and always believing in ourselve. We also organise a range of social and recreational activities for our 80 plus members. These include activity weekends, city breaks, theatre shows, museum visits, dining out, ghost walks, bus tours, bowling, pub quizzes and Wing Chung Kung Fu to name but a few.

The more sighted members of the group enable our less sighted members to be included in all activities. After running some highly successful confidence building sessions a couple of years ago we have continued with the extremely positive outcomes by setting up Positive VIEWS. This is a peer support group which practices confidence building techniques and supports its members in setting and ?attaining their personal goals. For those new to the group, we can offer you assistance to navigate to the venue. Membership to VIEWS is free of charge and open to anyone of working age who has an interest in visual impairment in the North East. To become a member, get in touch with us by clicking onto the contact page and see what we have planned by visiting the calendar page.

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