Meet the Team

All staff can be contacted on 0191 2327292


Sandra Bowdon is our bookkeeper who oversees all finances for Newcastle Vision Support.

Sandra works Tuesdays only 10:00am – 4:00pm


Vision Inclusion Officer

Jacqui Smith is our Vision Inclusion Officer. For more information on what Jacqui does please visit the Vision Inclusion Officer page.

Jacqui works Monday 10:00am – 4:00pm and

Tuesday to Friday 10:00am – 4:30pm


Financial Inclusion Officer/Office Manager

Philippa Taylor offers one to one assistance with applying for benefits.  She will offer advice and help with form filling and if necessary attend appeal hearings. Please visit the Benefits Advice page for more information.

Philippa works Tuesday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm


Business Administrator

Courtney Lee started with us in October 2016 as an admin apprentice.  She now works as the receptionist, answers the telephone, books taxis and assists with all aspects of admin duties.

Courtney works Tuesday to Friday 10.00am – 4:30pm


Group Activity Coordinator

Beth Stead is responsible for the co-ordination, organisation and facilitation of our activities delivered in a group setting for Visually Impaired people, as well as the support and guidance of our volunteers.

Beth works Tuesday to Friday 9:45am – 4:15pm