For 132 years, Halifax Society for the Blind has worked to reduce the impact of sight loss. This makes us one of the oldest local charities in Calderdale. Sight loss impacts directly on one in five lives. We have proud history of arranging services for people – from education and basic work skills at our beginning, and have evolved into our current range of modern and relevant services.
Our mission statement
“To support, empower, and inspire local people with sight loss.”
How we can help you
Encountering the setbacks of sight loss can be very challenging – no matter when this occurs in life. We aim to provide the most relevant services, to help people adjust, find ways of pursuing hobbies, and to generally manage everyday the tasks of life – from making meals, to engaging the digital world.Learn more
We have a fully resourced volunteer scheme, with a wide variety of voluntary opportunities, such as Social Centre Support, Home Visitor, Occasional Driver, Sight Support Advisor, and many more.Learn more
Make a donation
Delivering the relevant and effective services that help people to live better lives after sight loss costs money, and it’s the donations of all sizes that help our work to continue.Learn more
What’s on at HSB
Recent editions of Look Out! HBS quarterly newsletter (available on audio and Braille).Learn more
You can find all the latest news, events and updates on the Halifax Society for the Blind Facebook page.Visit our page
Get in touch
We are a people-based community charity. We are always interested in new ideas and approaches to working with sight loss. If you’ve got an idea you’d like to explore, or something to say, please get in touch.
We also are always interested if you would like to discuss becoming a trustee of our Charity. We have a healthy and friendly group of trustees, who steer the overall work of the organisation.
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