Our purpose is to provide support, education, resources, and advocacy to people living with low vision and blindness.
We strive to enhance the lives of our service users by providing accessible activities; promoting inclusivity, understanding and acceptance in the community; and advocating for the rights of people with vision impairments to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Sight Support Worthing began as a small group of local Worthing residents in August 1910 who got together to form a committee called the ‘Society for Befriending the Blind’. The committee collected money to provide financial assistance for the welfare of the 14 known “blind poor people’ living in the town.
Over the following decades it grew to establish a social club and some premises in the town centre, later opening two residential care homes for blind people, which remained open until the charity’s move to its current location at 48 Rowlands Road.
The charity has evolved continuously over the years to meet the changing needs of the people who access it’s services. Take a look at the services to see what SSW do now!