Activities & Events

Maldon Sight Centre 10th Anniversary

We will be celebrating our tenth year at Maldon Library in December.  Come along and enjoy coffee and a cake and find out how we support anyone affected by sight loss and the services we offer.  


  • Maldon Library, Carmelite House, White Horse Lane, Maldon CM9 5FW
  • Free
  • Tuesday 5th December 2023
  • 10am -1pm

Coffee Morning

Our popular coffee morning continues into 2023.  If you, or a member of your family is visually impaired, or if you are a carer for someone with sight loss, then come along for a chat and enjoy coffee or tea and biscuits.  Essex Sight staff and volunteers will be on hand to offer information and support.  This venue is wheelchair accessible. Dates for 2023 3rd and 17th January 7th and 21st February 7th and 21st March 4th and 18th April 2nd and 16th May 6th and 20th June 4th and 18th July 1st and 15th August 5th and 19th September 3rd and 17th October 7th and 21st November 5th and 19th December  


  • Quaker Meeting House, 6 Church Street, Colchester CO1 1NF
  • £2 per person
  • First and third Tuesday of each month
  • 10am - 12noon

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 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. We can also offer a similar service in our Sight Centre in Colchester.


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

IT Support

Have you got a smart phone or tablet and don't make full use of it? We can offer a 1:1 session showing you how to get the most out of your gadget, including low vision apps and accessibility functions. These sessions must be booked in advance.


  • Colchester Sight Centre
  • Free
  • By appointment
  • By appointment during office hours