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Henshaws Society for Blind People

Our charity works with people of all ages, both children and adults, who are blind and visually impaired. We aim to empower them to take steps to change their lives for the better; independence and friendship are at the heart of everything we do.  We are one of Greater Manchester's oldest charities, and have been supporting the sight loss community for more than 180 years.

Through our award-winning Pathway to Independence programme, we deliver a bespoke package of support, activities and training which meet the needs of people living with sight loss.  Our activities include coffee mornings, Living With Sight Loss courses, counselling, digital assessments, friendship and peer-to-peer support groups, support at hospitals, and Visual Impairment Awareness training packages.

Please contact our First Step Team who can provide information, advice and guidance and support you through your sight loss journey.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Henshaws First Step Team

Some of the groups include; Salford Broadwalk Group, Salford Eye Eye Group, Salford I Spy Group, Art galleries and Museums Group, Arts and Crafts Group, Braille Support Group, Evening Social Group, Film Club, Glaucoma Group, Guitar Jamming Group, Walking / Hiking Group, Reading Group ect...

Where to go

Henshaws (Head Office)
4a Washbrook House, Lancastrian Office Centre
Talbot Road
M32 0FP

Our Head Office in based in Stretford, but our services span Greater Manchester.  Acorss Salford we currently operate from a number of venues including Pendleton Gateway, the Rainbow Rooms Community Centre in Eccles, and Wardley Community Centre in Swinton.


Referral required
Referral Details

Our services are available for people of all ages with sight loss (you do not need to be registered as sight impaired), as well as their families and professionals.  Individuals may be referred by a healthcare professional, or by self-referral through our First Step team.