Henshaws Society for Blind People

All year School Holidays Term Time Weekends

Henshaws is a charity that helps people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to achieve their ambitions and go beyond expectations.

We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.

Community Services

Henshaws Community Services enable people of all ages living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to make informed choices about their future.

We are here throughout their journey offering expert support, guidance and skills, helping people to fulfil their potential.

Independence and friendship are at the heart of what we do to help people find the confidence to go beyond their expectations.  

Children and Families

Our specialist staff within the children and families service can offer personalised support, advice and guidance for parents, children and siblings who may be affected by sight loss, covering Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

This can come in many forms including (but not limited to) school holiday activities, courses to promote independence (IMCYP), support at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, one-to-one information and support from staff, and the Parent and Toddler group. Contact us on 0161 872 1234 or email us to find out more about our Pathway to Independence - a bespoke package of support, activities and training which is tailor-made to the needs of your family.


Age 0 to 99 years
Cost The majority of the support and activities are free to service users, some activities incur a small donation towards the cost.
Referral details Contact: manchester@henshaws.org.uk
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  • Cognition and learning
  • Behaviour, emotional and social
  • Communication and interaction
  • Sensory or physical
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Monday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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