A small, friendly team of staff, along with more than 200 volunteers, provide a comprehensive range of services and support.
From our purpose-built headquarters - Corrin Court, Heywood Avenue, Onchan - Sight Matters offers a wide range of services, including: a talking book library, a recording studio producing a weekly audio news service, computer training, specialist equipment room and resource centre and weekly social groups.
We also provide home and hospital visits and additional social events off premises throughout the year. Apart from a subsidised charge for lunches, services are all provided free.
While working closely with all organisations within the Isle of Man sight impairment service, Sight Matters is financially independent, relying upon fundraising, donations, contracts and legacies for its services.
For all blind and visually impaired people in our Island community to lead inclusive, independent lives and for the Island to become a centre of good practice where everyone with a hidden disability may enjoy fulfilling, valued lives, free of discrimination.
The promotion of good eye health, the delivery of person-centred holistic support to those with a visual impairment and enhancing the inclusion, participation and independence of blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities.