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:

August

  • Thursday 1st August || BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 135 Gipsy Lane, LE4 6RH || 9:30 am to 2:30pm
  • Friday 2nd August || Evington Street Leisure Centre, 131 Downing Dr, Leicester LE5 6LP || 9:30 am to 2:30pm
  • Monday 5th August || Spence Street Leisure Centre, Leicester LE5 3NW || 9:30 am to 2:30pm
  • Thursday 8th August || Bell Street, outside Sainsbury's, Wigston, LE18 2AD || 9:30 am to 2:30pm 
  • Thursday 22nd August || Uppingham Market, Uppingham, LE15 9QH || 9:30 am to 2:30pm 
  • Tuesday 27th August || Braunstone Leisure Centre, 2 Hamelin Rd, Leicester LE3 1JN || 
  • Wedesday 28th August || Aylestone Leisure Centre, 2 Knighton Ln E, Leicester LE2 6LU || 9:30 am to 2:30pm 

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 info@vistablind.org.uk. 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.