Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind
Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) provides opportunity, support, friendship and services to blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield, helping them to achieve whatever they wish to do and whatever they aspire to be.
We are one of Sheffield’s oldest independent local charities, originally formed in 1860.
The Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind – Making a difference in Sheffield
To continue to be the primary source of services and support for people with sight loss in Sheffield.
To provide opportunity, support, friendship and services to blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield, helping them to achieve whatever they wish to do and whatever they aspire to be.
What we do
SRSB has a wide range of services to meet the needs of children and adults of all ages.
Our services improve our clients’ quality of life.
We deliver these services primarily in the community, supported by the facilities at our Mappin Street Centre and Cairn Home.
We support over 3,300 visually impaired people in Sheffield and in excess of 300 people access the services within our Mappin Street Centre each week. Our residential care home, Cairn Home cares for up to 30 people. In addition we are able to offer some support for people from outside Sheffield if they are able to visit us at our Mappin Street Centre.
We spend a lot of time charity fundraising through various Sheffield events from charity golf to skydiving.
Whilst we are an independent Sheffield charity we also work closely with government departments, local authorities, national charities, local charities and support groups to enable blind and partially sighted people in Sheffield to receive the most suitable support in an efficient manner.