HERIB has been supporting local people with sight loss since 1864.
By listening to people with sight problems, the charity has changed and developed the kinds of services it offers and is still doing so today.
Our services are delivered both in the community and at our Beverley Road Centre.
For more detailed information on the services we provide please click the links below.
Home Visiting Service
HERIB employs a team of six Community Advice Officers who cover the whole of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire to offer advice and support in each person's own home.
Telephone Befriending Service
Not having someone to talk to regularly can be lonely and isolating. A friendly chat on the phone can make all the difference.
Our resource centre on Beverley Road, Hull offers an extensive range of products, all designed to help people with sight loss maintain their independence.
Our nine day groups operate across the East Riding every week providing activities and a meeting place for up to 200 visually impaired people every week.
Mobile Resource Service
Our Mobile Resource Bus visits venues and organisations across the East Riding to offer assistance to those who are unable to come into our main Resource Centre at HERIB.
Optimeyes is a two year Big Lottery Funded scheme in partnership with the RNIB aimed an improving eye health awareness across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Skills for Seeing
Our Skills for Seeing service offers people affected by macular degeneration in Hull and East Yorkshire area the chance to learn new skills for seeing that can help maintain their independence.
Our SocialEYES project aims to bring visually impaired people together providing the opportunity for social interaction and the chance to organise activities and outings as suggested by group members themselves.
Clubs & Groups
There are several sports and leisure groups based at HERIB. In addition a number of groups meet at HERIB on a regular basis to support people with specific eye conditions.
Computers & the Internet
HERIB offers advice and assistance to help people with sight loss improve their knowledge of computers and navigating the Internet.
HERIB organises a range of annual events that are aimed at providing social and leisure activities and much more.
HERIB manages Beech Holme Court; a supported housing development for visually impaired people of all ages.
HERIB helps local companies and organisations make their information accessible to sight impaired people by providing a transcription service into large print, audio or Braille formats.
HERIB offers Visual Impairment Awareness Training courses for organisations and individuals delivering services to the public.
Our members also receive our bi-annual Insight newsletter free of charge and receive our annual survey to assess our service provision.
If this is your first contact with HERIB or if you remember us from many years ago, please call in to our centre and have a look round, we think you will be very pleasantly surprised.