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:

June

  • Thursday 20th June || Coalville library, High St, Coalville LE67 3EA || 9.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Friday 21st June || The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Ave, Leicester LE3 1LE || 12p, to 24 pm
  • Sunday 23rd June || Big Lunch, Wigston Lions, Bell Street, Wigston || 09:45 am to 2.30 pm
  • Monday 24th June || African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Rd, Leicester, LE2 0UA || 9.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Wednesday 26th June || Belgrave N.C., Rothley Street, Leicester, LE4 6LF || 10am - 2.30pm 
  • Thursday 27th June || Uppingham Market, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9QH || 9.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Friday 28th June || Victoria Park, Leicester, LE1 7RY

July 

  • Monday 1st July || Tesco, Maidenwell Ave, Leicester LE5 1BJ || 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 2nd July || Caolville Group, Hugglescote Community Centre, Grange rd, Hugglescote, LE67 2BR || 10am - 2pm
  • Wednesday 3rd July || Peepul Centre, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP || 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Thursday 4th July || BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 135 Gipsy Lane, Leicester, LE4 6RH || 9:30am - 2:30pm 
  • Monday 8th July || Parklands Leisure Centre, Washbrook Lane, Wigston Road, Oadby, LE2 5QG || 09:30am - 02:30pm 
  • Tuesday 9th July || Evington Library, Evington Lane, LE5 6DH || 09:30am - 02:30pm 
  • Wednesday 10th July || Highfield Library, 98 Melbourne rd, LE2 0DS || 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 16th July || The BRITE Centre, Braunstone Ave, Leicester LE3 1LE || 9.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Friday 19th July || Belgrave Commercial centre, MacDonald Road, 162 Belgrave Rd, Leicester, LE4 5AU ||  9.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Monday 22nd July || African Caribbean Centre, Maidstone Rd, Leicester, LE2 0UA || 9.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Tuesday 23rd July || Vista Shop, Shepshed, Field Street, LE12 9AL || 9.30 am to 2.30 pm
  • Thursday 25th July || Outside Evington Eye Care 45 A Downing Drive LE5 6LL || 9.30am - 2.30pm
  • Friday 26th July || Market Hall nr. Belvoir Shopping Centre, High Street, Coalville, LE67 3EF || 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

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.