Useful Vision

We are a registered charity providing positive opportunities and unique events for vision impaired children and their families across the North East.

We have a huge range of imaginative activities, relaxed family events and skills workshops that are designed to meet the needs of vision impaired children of all ages and abilities.

Most Useful Vision activities take place on weekends or in school holidays. Some skills workshops, including cookery and swimming, take place after school.

We also offer practical advice and emotional support for children, siblings and families from early years through to young adulthood.

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To see our upcoming activities, please visit the events page on our website.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday - office closed
Tuesday to Friday office open 9.00am - 4.30pm
Activities take place on weekends and after school in term time or in school holidays.

Who to contact

Contact name
Eilish Thompson
Contact position
Charity Coordinator
0845 604 8491
07544 301 166

Where to go

Useful Vision
29-30 Azure Business Centre
High Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE15 8LN

Other details

Cost description
Activities are free to attend for families registered with Useful Vision.
Special offers to Children and Young People's Network (CYPN) Members
CYPN members get the following benefit(s):
Activities are free to attend for families registered with Useful Vision.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Families can refer themselves or professionals can refer families to us. To register your family, please telephone 0845 604 8491 or email


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

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Address: 29-30 Azure Business Centre  High Street  Newburn  Newcastle upon Tyne  Tyne and Wear

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