Who We Are
A Brief History
Vision Support has been providing help and assistance for people affected by vision impairments since 1876. Our goal has always been to aid people in maintaining their independence and autonomy, whilst raising awareness of the challenges faced by those with sight loss.
We were founded under the name The Chester Association For The Home Teaching Of The Blind. The intention was to send Home Teachers out to educate people with visual impairments in applicable skills.
In our first year of operation 79 people were visited. Our services have proved that vital that we have continued to operate as a charity in the area ever since.
In 2001 we merged with Vision Enhancement Services, extending our reach over much of North Wales; allowing us to help more people.
As of 2015, our Mission Statement reads: ‘Vision Support exists to enhance the quality of life, promote the continuing independence and raise awareness of the needs of vision impaired people of all ages throughout our communities.’