Provider Details


Service Name
Useful Vision


Address 1
Newburn Activity Centre
Address 2
Grange Road, Newburn
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
NE15 8DN

Contact Details

Contact Name
Judith O'connell

More About The Provider

Service Description

Description of Service

Useful Vision is a registered charity providing positive opportunities, support, and accessible events for visually impaired children and their families across the North East.

Our huge range of imaginative activities, relaxed family events and skills workshops are designed to meet the needs of blind and partially sighted children of all ages and abilities.
We support children so that they can learn new skills and make new friends – reducing social isolation through increased confidence and self-esteem.

As a key part of our service we offer practical advice and emotional support for children, siblings and families from early years through to young adulthood.
We’ve collected together some useful resources to provide help, assistance, and guidance for blind or visually impaired children and their families.

Useful Vision visually impaired children get the most out of life. We run a range of activities across the region, to stimulate and entertain children from 0 - 18 with little or no vision, which at the same time are enjoyable for the rest of the family. All the activities are free to families registered with us. You can register for free online on our website or give the office a ring.

Covid-19 Information

What are you currently offering in response to Covid-19?

We will re-open our office on the 7th of September, and will be planning our new activities, either online or in person and will be contacting all our families to get a picture of what is happening in the region.


Types of Service Provided
Getting Out And About (Socialising)
Client Groups Served
Physical Disability Sensory Loss

Service Details

Is there a cost for this service?

Activities are free to families registered with Useful Vision.

Opening Times

Office Tues-Thurs 9am-2
Activities take place on various days and times at weekends, school holidays and after school.


Physical Environment Accessibility

Are your premises accessible?
Further details about your premises' accessibility

Newburn activity centre is fully accessible and has all sorts of activities to join in with, including soft play, climbing walls, trampolining to name but a few. You must pre book with Useful Vision to use the facilities. We also run activities at other accessible venues across the region

Is there accessible parking on site?


Do you have accessible/disabled toilets?


Other Accessibility

Could you provide a BSL interpreter?
Is a referral required to access your service?
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