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When your sight, or the sight of someone you care about, is failing, we can help.


Our services page details the range of services and activities we offer for people with sight loss, their families and carers across the Wakefield district. This includes emotional and practical help, support and advice, community events, home visits, a telephone advice line and signposting to other support services that may be of help.

Hayley Grocock, Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the overall management of the service at strategic and operational levels and for reporting to the Board of Trustees/Directors.

Bev Poppleton, Service Administrator, is responsible for the administration of the service, finance and information systems. Bev is usually the first point of contact for both users and fellow professionals, providing a friendly and helpful response.

Sight Loss Advisor – we are currently recruiting for this post, please see here. This role is responsible for home visits to service users, assessing needs and providing appropriate equipment, support and advice. This post also co-ordinates our regular Equipment Demonstration and Advice Days and equipment research.

Community Coordinator – we are currently recruiting for this post, please see here. This role is responsible for expanding community outreach networks, the development of the community fundraising supporter groups and the befriending scheme for service users.

Nicola Ellis, Support Assistant is responsible for supporting both the Sight Loss Advisor with home visits and the Service Administrator with administration.

Volunteers – our work would not be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers who support the staff and the activities of the organisation in a variety of ways. Further information about volunteering opportunities is available by contacting the office – please give us a call, we really value the contribution of all our volunteers.



WDSA is a Registered Charity, number 1140483

Company No. 7432897