We are thrilled and excited to launch our new Mobile Unit!

Due to COVID restrictions we were unable to hold a large public event, so we have produced the following video of our launch on Wednesday 21 October to showcase at our 108th AGM.

A big thank you to Graham Haddock for his contribution in capturing this important event in Cam Sight's history and to our interviewees Michael Womack, Mike Jenkins, Nick Burr and Lady Sheila Harrison.


Funded by the Newlands Trust, the custom-built vehicle will be taking a range of low vision equipment and technology to people across the county, where it will offer practical and emotional help.

Driven by Community Outreach Workers, the vehicle will visit people at home and rurally isolated areas to offer practical and emotional help. They will demonstrate items from talking watches and large button phones, to digital magnifiers and Smart Home Hubs. It will also stock mobility aids such as white canes and games such as large print playing cards and tactile Scrabble.

Cam Sight service user Lady Sheila Harrison was guest of honour at the launch, accompanied by her husband Sir David Harrison.

Lady Harrison said:“In these COVID days I think it’s wonderful the challenges are being met by Cam Sight in this way as it’s very difficult without public transport to get to Cam Sight. To have a van that can come to your area, community or own home would be a wonderful gift.”

Mike Jenkins, Cam Sight CEO said: “The Mobile Unit will play an integral part in providing a 21st Century service for local blind and visually impaired people, taking support into the community. Lockdown and current social distancing has been hard for the VI community – this mobile unit will allow us to support more people in these challenging times”

The specialist vehicle will also deliver a programme of pop-up sessions at libraries, community centres and residential homes throughout Cambridgeshire to provide support and raise awareness of its services.

Please get in touch with Cam Sight if you would like the Mobile Unit to visit in your area. Phone 01223 420033 or [email protected]