Meet the Team

Janet Plant

Janet manages the overall operation of Essex Blind Charity, which includes Essex Sight and Read House, our Care Home and head office in Frinton on Sea. Janet is very experienced in working with visually impaired people and charity management, having transformed the charity into the successful organisation it is today.

Details

  • General Manager
  • Read House
  • janet@essexsight.org.uk
  • 01255 673654

Jonathan Dixon

Jonathan manages the day to day operation of Essex Sight and is based at the Colchester Sight Centre. Prior to joining the Charity, Jonathan worked in sport and leisure management and has been involved in the development of disability sport for 30 years.

Details

  • Community Services Manager
  • Colchester Sight Centre
  • jonathan@essexsight.org.uk
  • 01206 548196

Carol Massey

Carol is our Sight Centre Co-Ordinator. Carol co-ordinates all aspects of the sight centres and spends her time between Colchester, Chelmsford, Maldon and Brentwood Sight Centres, co-ordinating volunteers, equipment demonstrations and social activities. Carol is a fully qualified ECLO, supporting the Low Vision Practitioner at Broomfield Hospital on Fridays and provides a home visiting service in the Mid Essex area. Many years spent as a PA in the City of London perfectly equips her with the organisational skills needed to keep everything running like clockwork.

Details

  • Sight Centre Co-ordinator
  • Colchester, Chelmsford, Maldon and Brentwood
  • carol@essexsight.org.uk
  • 01206 548196

Denise Sanders

Denise is our Community Support Worker for the north Essex area, looking after Clacton Sight Centre and providing a home visiting service in Colchester and Tendring areas. Denise is also a qualified ECLO, working in hospital eye clinics to support people who are newly diagnosed with sight loss. As a qualified Occupational Therapist, she is experienced in taking a 'whole person' approach to a persons physical and mental wellbeing by considering all their needs.

Details

  • Community Support Worker
  • North East Essex
  • denise@essexsight.org.uk
  • 01206 548196

Christine Pratt

Christine is a full-time, qualified ECLO.  Christine attends the eye clinic at Colchester Hospital on Wednesdays providing support to anyone struggling with sight loss.   Christine also provides support to other Eye Clinics,  takes patient referrals from other agencies and works in the community, carrying out home visits to assess a persons needs when living independently. Christine has a background in housing management and can draw on her experience to help people who may need advice or guidance with housing related issues.

Details

  • Eye Clinic Community Liaison Officer
  • Colchester Eye Clinic
  • christine@essexsight.org.uk
  • 07770 750108 or 01206 548196

Steve Massey

Steve is based at our Colchester Sight Centre, providing support, advice and information as well as demonstrating our wide range of equipment. Steve has a background in Community support working with public organisations and charities.

Details

  • Community Support Worker
  • Colchester
  • 01206 548196