Welcome to the SVI website,
The voice of the Sandwell Visually Impaired Group
A website that has been developed by visually impaired people and their associates in order to provide information and support to anyone with an interest in all aspects of visual impairment.
What makes our group unique?
SVI is managed and run by visually impaired people. Our aim is to be a friendly and welcoming professional organisation that make sure that the needs and concerns of visually impaired people in Sandwell remain at the forefront of local service planning and delivery.
Find out more about us.
What can SVI do for you?
If you are a visually impaired person. If you are losing some of your sight. If you are a family member or friend of someone who has a visual impairment. If you are a professional and want to talk to the ‘experts’.
Find out what we can do for you.
What can you do for SVI?
Join us by becoming a member. Support us by attending meetings and contributing to our newsletter and this website.
Help us by making a donation. You can give as little or much as you like and every bit of it will come back to SVI. If you wish to donate to SVI's Justgiving by Text account, text SVIG33 and the amount you wish to donate (example: SVIG33 £5) to 70070. All donations will be gratefully received.
Communicate with us - let us know your views and share with us your experiences.
- Bumble Hole Nature Reserve guided walks and fundraiser
Sunday 5 June 2016, all welcome, bring your family and friends
- SVI Learn to Swim, Water Confidence and Swimming programme
Thanks to a successful bid for funding we are offering members this new opportunity
- SVI Members Open Meeting 23 March 2016
At Portway Lifestyle Centre - book your place and find out more
- News from the SVI office 7 March 2016
Holidays, St. David's Day, computer woes and more
- Our Winter 2015-2016 newsletter is out now
Available online here in Word, pdf or audio
- News from the SVI office 25 January 2016
Sandwell Talking News AGM and newsletter
- Job vacancy
Support worker for SVI Development Worker
- Spotlight on SVI
We feature on Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations' website
- News from the SVI office 18 January 2016
Good news about Tipton appeal, art workshops and IT training going well
- News from the SVI office 13 January 2016
Art workshops, IT training and more
- News from the SVI office 6 January 2016
What we've doing in in the last couple of weeks
- Season's greetings
And find out when we are next in the office
- SVI taster art and craft classes
Painting, claywork and more
- More free IT workshops
Back by popular demand in January
- Free IT workshops for our members on Weds 30 September
Get smarter about accessible technology
- Don't forget that Sandwell Talking News appears on this site every week.
Get news that's relevant to you, every week, in audio format.
- More news