Peterborough Association for the Blind (PAB) was formed in 1970 to enrich the lives of people with sight loss by providing services, amenities, and social help to people who are blind and visually impaired in Peterborough.
In 2020 PAB registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and changed its name to Peterborough Sight. It’s objectives and mission remained the same.
Today Peterborough Sight is no longer a Charitable Incorporated Organisation but is a friendly peer support group for people in the local area who have significant sight loss.
We have opportunities to meet, talk and join in with activities like walking, swimming or even craftwork or sailing. We can also put you in touch with professional organisations who can support you further. By being there for each other you don’t have to be alone and our sight loss journeys become easier.
Every month we have group visits to places of interest, as well as the regular coffee mornings which take place the second Wednesday of each month at Westgate New Church Hall near the bus station between 10 and 12:00. Sometimes there will be a speaker or activity and sometimes we will just chat together and enjoy a quiz or raffle.
We have a range of regular activities and we always welcome newcomers! Out activities include bowls, ten pin bowling, sailing, craft, eating out, yoga, dance, swimming and learning braille. We are always interesting in trying new activities too so please do tell us about your favourites!
Phone: 01733 344844
To find out more about any of these activities, call us on 01733 344844 and leave a message including your phone number and name (spoken very clearly please). Someone will return your call to answer your queries and arrange details.
10.00 – 12.00
2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
New Church Hall, Westgate, Peterborough (opposite the bus station)
Last Friday of every month
Meet by the visitors’ centre at Ferry Meadows.
If you need help with transport then please let us know.
These are the activities plan for the remainder 2023:
March 29th: Springfields shopping outlet and gardens; Easter shopping and spring flowers. A Wednesday visit to get best discounts.
APRIL: Barnsdale gardens with high tea at the café or Elton Hall house and gardens with high tea In the café.
MAY: Visit to a spring garden nearby.
JUNE: Fruit picking and strawberry cream tea at Hill Farm.
JULY: Day trip to Hunstanton
Friday 14th July: Folk evening with Peterborough Morris Dancers
AUGUST: River Boat trip on River Nene.
SEPTEMBER: Day out at the Great Fen Wildlife Trust Activity Centre.
OCTOBER: Trip to Ely and Ely Cathedral to coincide with music event in Cathedral.
NOVEMBER: Evening city ghost walk.
DECEMBER: Baytree Nurseries and Christmas shopping.
11th December: Christmas Nibbles Get Together with carols.
CamSight is a well-established organisation that support blind and partially sighted people throughout Cambridgeshire. There are specialist staff including a team of rehabilitation officers and a whole range of activities. Telephone 01223 420033 for the Cambridge office or 01945 660795 for the Wisbech office.
RNIB is the national organisation with an online shop packed with useful products adapted for those of us with little or no sight. RNIB campaigns on sight loss issues and offers a range of welfare and support services as well as hosting the largest listening library in Europe. Telephone Helpline 0303 1239999.
Guide dogs can help with rehabilitation and learning how to get out and about safely. Providing a lovely guide dog is only one of many solutions. Telephone 0800 7811444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deafblind UK supports people with combined sight and hearing loss. They offer a wide range of practical and emotional support services, including befriending, holidays, counselling and support with technology. Helpline: 0800 132320 or email email@example.com.