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.

Where are we visiting?

We will be visiting community centres, libraries and other busy locations across Leicester City:

We will also be attending the following events:

Top to Toe – Wednesday 12 April, 11am – 2:30pm – Glen Gorse Golf Club, Glen Road, Oadby, LE2 4RF

Choice Unlimited – Wednesday 26 April, 10am – 4pm – Tigers Stadium, Aylestone Road, LE2 7TR

Residents Action Conference – Friday 26 May – Hilton Hotel, Meridian, LE19 1WQ

Riverside Festival – Saturday 3 June, 12 – 6pm – Bede Park, Leicester

Riverside Festival – Sunday 4 June, 12 – 5pm – Bede Park, Leicester

Volunteers Week Celebration – Tuesday 6 June, 10am – 2pm – Brocks Hill City Park, Washbrook Ln, Oadby, LE2 5JJ

Health Event – Saturday 1 July, 11am – 3pm – Shree Prajapati Hall, 21 Ulverscroft Rd, LE4 6BW

Get Active – Sunday 13 August – New Parks Leisure Centre, St Oswalds Road, LE3 6RJ

Belgrave Mela – Sunday 20 August, 11am – 6pm – Leicester City Centre

National Eye Health Week - Sunday 17 - Sunday 24 September, 10am - 3pm - Haymarket Memorial Clock Tower

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.