Activities & Events

Employment Training Opportunity

Support 4 Sight, the Visual impairment Charity covering the West of Essex, is running a County wide National Lottery funded employment project to help blind and partially sighted people with all aspect of employment. Their support can range from completing an application form, writing a cv or improving interview skills, as well as offering support to those who are already in work but experiencing difficulties due to their sight loss. The support is tailored to the individual`s needs and can be delivered either 1 on 1 or in group settings. In addition, Support 4 Sight also offers digital training to those who need assistance. If you would like to receive further information, please contact Zsuzsanna Hybel – Employment Manager at Support 4 Sight directly on: 07950 945 119 or call: 01799 588 897 or email:


  • Essex
  • Free

Correspondence Reading and Form Filling Service

Do you need help reading correspondence or form filling, but are unable to visit our Colchester Sight Centre? We have friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who can visit you at home to help. They are fully DBS checked and you are assured confidentiality at all times. The service is free, but must be booked in advance and is subject to availability of volunteers and location.


  • Colchester and surrounding area
  • FREE
  • By appointment only
  • By appointment only

Coffee and Chat

Our regular social is a chance to chat with other visually impaired people and their families and carers. For just £1 you can have tea or coffee, biscuits and our friendly volunteers are on hand to help and can provide information and resources. Colchester Social Tuesdays 10 - 12pm at the Colchester Sight Centre Clacton Social at Thursdays 1-3pm at CADOWS


  • Colchester Sight Centre
  • Every Tuesday
  • 10-12 am

“i” Clinic

Have you got an iPad or iPhone and don't make full use of it? We can offer a 1:1 session with our expert who can show you how to get the most out of your gadget. This service is for Apple I products only and must be booked in advance.


  • Colchester Sight Centre
  • Tuesdays
  • 10am until 12 noon (by appointment only)

Audio Book Group Brentwood

New members are always welcome. Books are available on CD and in large print


  • Brentwood Library
  • 2nd Monday of each month
  • 1.30-2.30pm