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A group of SVI members, staff and volunteers at the Active 60 Easter Party in Dartmouth Central Club.
SVI members, staff and volunteers at the Active 60 Easter Party

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SVI is managed and run by blind and visually impaired (VI) people. We give information and support to anyone in Sandwell with an interest in visual impairment. Our services enable VI people to be as independent as possible and help overcome the challenges of sight loss. We make sure that the needs and concerns of VI people in Sandwell are embedded in local service planning and delivery.

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Latest News

Visit to Winterbourne House and Gardens

By SVI member, Sonia Thompson On Monday 8 July, a group of SVI members and friends went to Winterbourne House and Gardens in leafy Edgbaston, Birmingham.  It turned out to be a most pleasant trip, which was made all the more enjoyable by the weather.  It was not a particularly hot day, but it was …

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A fun night’s curryoke

At first, I was afraid, I was petrified…. but I needn’t have been. SVI's curryoke at the Yew Tree turned out to be a wonderful night. The minute I walked in the joint, I could see it's not only girls who want to have fun. Lots of SVI members were already enjoying themselves, having a drink and …

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Temporary changes while the SVI office is closed

Due to building works in the Town Hall, SVI staff will be working from home for 4 weeks from Thursday 20 June 2024. The SVI office will be closed to visitors.  You will still be able to leave a message for any of us during normal working hours. Our off-site activities will not be affected: the …

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