April 2023

MAC Group

The next meeting of the Mac Group will be Wednesday 19th April at 1.30pm. The meeting will be held in room 1 on the fifth floor of MEA House.

The speaker this month is Gordon Norrie from Dogs Trust. He will be discussing the past, present and future of Dogs Trust and bringing along a one of the dogs to meet everyone.

If you would like to attend subsidised taxis are available for the usual cost of £6.00 per journey.

We hope to see you there.

Walking Group (in partnership with Ramblers Wellbeing Walks)

The next outing for our Walking Group is Thursday 13th April.

The group will meet at KFC Byker, NE6 and will head towards St Peters Basin, NE6 1LL at 10.30am and head towards St. Peter’s Basin before ending with a cuppa at the Merchants Tavern.

Please note that the walks are weather dependant. If we do need to cancel at the last minute we will contact you. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing if you would like to attend.

If you are interested in attending this walk please call the office on (0191) 232 7292 and speak to Beth.

Screenshot from Google Maps with a red pin showing the location of the meeting point of the walk.
Red pin shows the meeting point of the walk.

March 2023

Walking Group (in partnership with Ramblers Wellbeing Walks)

Our next walk will take place on Thursday 30th March from 10.30am.

The group will be meeting at 10.30am outside of the Jesmond Dene Visitor Centre (Ouseburn Park Visitor Centre on Google Maps) and having a leisurely walk around the Dene.

If you would like to attend please call the office on 0191 232 7292. Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

If you would like to attend please call the office on 0191 232 7292. Please ensure you wear appropriate footwear and clothing.

Screenshot of Google Maps with a red dot showing the location of the meeting point of the walk.
Red marker shows the meeting point of the walk.

February 2023

Charity Night

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported our charity night on Saturday.

Whether you attended on the night, purchased raffle tickets or made a donation towards the event, we can’t thank everyone enough for their generosity.

We are thrilled to share that we raised a grand total of £633! Thank you!

February 2023

Winter Newsletter 2023

Please click on the following link to read our Winter 2023 Newsletter.

Winter Newsletter 2023

January 2023

Job Advert

We are currently seeking a part-time Bookkeeper.

Please see the job advert below:


Permanent, 1 day per week.
£12 per hour
7 hours per week.

Newcastle Vision Support is seeking a part-time bookkeeper to carry out a range of finance tasks from their office in Newcastle. Newcastle Vision Support is a small, independent, local charity based in Newcastle who have been supporting people with visual impairments for over 155 years.

Duties will include:
• Management of accounts payable and receivable, using Sage accounting package.
• Processing of staff expenses.
• Managing banking and petty cash.
• Production of regular and ad-hoc finance reports and budgets.
• Monitoring of bank accounts and cash flow.
• Processing of pension contributions and Gift Aid claims.

Bookkeeping experience is desired however, you will be provided with some formal training in double-entry bookkeeping and training in using an accounting package (Sage).

Skills List:

• IT proficient.
• Good standard of numeracy.
• Methodical approach to working.
• Good organisational skills.
• Excellent communication skills.

• Experience of using an accounting package, ideally Sage.

To apply, please send a CV and covering email to

Closing Date: 10th February 2023

January 2023

Charity Night

We are holding a charity night to raise funds for Newcastle Vision Support.

The charity night will be held on Saturday 18th February at Fairholme Social Club, Ferguson’s Lane, Benwell, NE15 7PL from 7pm – 11pm. Entry is £3.00 per person and includes a disco, raffle, tombola, a buffet and much more!

If you would like to attend entry tickets are currently on sale from the office. Please call the office on 0191 232 7292 if you would like to purchase tickets. We also encourage you to bring along your family and friends.

Raffle tickets are also available to buy in advance from the office for £1 per strip. If you’re unable to attend the charity night but would like to buy raffle tickets, then please feel free to do so. NVS will keep hold of your tickets and notify you if you win. This is due to all prizes needing to be claimed on the night of the event.

We are sure it will be a fun-filled night, please come along and support if you can!

Click here for directions to Fairholme Social Club.

Alternatively click the map below for directions.

Google map image showing the location of Fairholm Social Club

Red pin shows Fairholme Social Club.
Ferguson’s Lane, Benwell, NE15 7PL.

January 2023

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone is well and we’d like to wish everyone a very happy and healthy 2023!

We are holding a coffee afternoon on Wednesday 18th January at 1.30pm in rooms 5 and 6 on the fifth floor at MEA House.

This is in place of our Macular and CU Wednesday groups which don’t run in January. Please feel free to pop along for a cuppa, some sweet treats and a catch up

If you would like to come along please let us know by calling 0191 232 7292

December 2022

Merry Christmas

We will be closed from 4pm on Thursday 22nd December until Tuesday 3rd January 2023 for our well earned Christmas break.

If you have any enquiries please leave a message on the answering machine and we will respond in early January.

Thank you again for all of your continued support throughout 2022. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2023.

All the best.

All of the staff at Newcastle Vision Support.

September 2022

HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Everyone at Newcastle Vision Support is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to The Royal Family.

Newcastle Vision Support will be closed on the day of the state funeral (Monday 19th September) as a mark of respect and to allow our staff and service users to pay their respects.