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:

November 2019

Friday 22nd || Bell Street, Wigston, LE18 1AD ||  10:00 - 14:00

Monday 25th || New Parks Leisure Centre, St Oswalds Rd, Leicester LE3 6RJ ||  10:00 - 14:00

Thursday 28th || Beaumont Leys shopping centre, Market corner, 25 Beaumont Way, Leicester LE4 1DS || 10:00 - 14:00

Friday 29th || Pilgrim Gardens, Grocot Road, Leicester LE5 6AL || 14:00 - 16:00 

December 2019

Monday 2nd || African Caribbean Centre || 10:00 - 14:00

Tuesday 3rd || Evington Leisure Centre || 9:30 - 14:30

Thursday 5th || Hope House, Lower Brand, Griffydam, Leicestershire, LE67 8HE || 10:00 - 14:00

Saturday 7th || Thurmaston Asda 

Monday 9th || Thurmaston Community Centre, Silverdale Drive, Leicester LE4 8NJ || 9:30 - 14:00

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 us 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.