Mobile Support Service

A picture of Paul Bott and a service user in front of the Mobile Support Service vehicle.

Vista's mobile support service is touring Leicestershire and Rutland, providing information, support and advice about eye health and assistive technology.

1.8 million people are living with significant sight loss in the UK, and evidence suggests that over 50 percent of sight loss is due to preventable or treatable causes. People with sight loss can often feel isolated when they do not have easy access to information and technologies that could improve their everyday lives. We believe that advice and support should be available in even the most rural communities, so we've taken our services on the road.

Our specially designed vehicle features a welcome area, leaflet display and seating area for individual consultation and support. Our friendly staff are offering free advice about reducing the risk of sight loss, as well as the support and services available through Vista. The team are also on hand to demonstrate equipment and technologies designed for people with sight loss.

Venues, dates/times may need to change so please telephone us on 0116 249 8839 before you travel if you are making a special journey. 

Look out for our Mobile Support Service near you! We have regular city visits in various locations. Please see below: 

Upcoming Visits:

October 2019

  • Wednesday 2nd October || Oak ADL, VMSS Oakham Market Centre
  • Thursday 3rd October || BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 135 Gipsy Lane, LE4 6RH, Leicester
  • Tuesday 8th October || Morningside Arena, 31 Charter Street, Leicester, LE1 3UD
  • Friday 11th October || The Salvation Army Ladysmith Road, South Wigston || 12pm to 3pm
  • Monday 14th October || Big Health Connect Moat Community College || 11am to 4pm
  • Tuesday 15th October || Shepshed, Unit 1, 14 Field Street, LE12 8AL || 9:30am to 2pm
  • Friday 18th October || Peepul Centre, Orchardson Ave, Leicester LE4 6DP || 9:30am to 2pm
  • Tuesday 22nd October || Big Information Day, Age UK Lutterworth, 19 Church Street Lutterworth LE17 4AE || 9:30am to 2pm
  • Wednesday 23rd October || Choice Unlimited Rutland Showground, Burley Park Way Oakham, LE15 6US || 12pm to 6pm
  • Friday 25th October || Coalville Outside Market Hall, Shopping Centre, LE67 3EF

Get involved

We have plenty of opportunities for volunteering with the team on board in your local area. Visit our volunteering vacancies page for full role descriptions and an application form.

Find out more

For more information, please contact our Helpline on 0116 249 8839 or email In the case of bad weather or an emergency cancellation, please check the website or get in touch with us before your visit. 

This project is kindly funded by the generosity of John and Elsie Orr.

Find out more

For more information, please contact one of our team below.