0191 478 5959

Aiming to enable visually impaired people to enjoy the quality of life others take for granted.


Free Full Membership

All visually impaired people living in Gateshead, South Tyneside and the surrounding area are able to apply to be free full members of Sight Service .

Benefits enjoyed by Full Members are :-

  1. Membership card
  2. Notification and all paperwork relating to the AGM plus a vote
  3. Invitations to attend Sight Service charity events
  4. Direct link into RNIB Connect community

Why should I join?

We are now supporting over 3,000 visually impaired people and their carers across Gateshead, South Tyneside and the surrounding area, and it is really important that we continue to do the very best we can for each and every one, keeping our organisation strong and doing everything we can to improve on what we do. To achieve this we need as much support as possible, and we believe that our members are central to that vision.

Where could my membership take me?

As a member, you’ll be a key part of the team. You can help shape the work of Sight Service and you can attend local meetings and events.

So whether you want to chip in to help us reach our goals because you share our values, or because you have ambitions to serve your community , the place to start is through joining Sight Service as a member.

Once I’ve joined — what’s the next step?

We will send you a membership pack in the post shortly after you join, and you’ll be able to call yourself a member of Sight Service. If you are visually impaired we can also link you to RNIB Connect , sending you information about local campaigning events, campaign training sessions, and opportunities to share your ideas.

If you’ve got more questions, please call us on 091 478 5959 or email

Sight Service relies on the support of our members, so we’d love to welcome you to our team today.