Our Mission Statement
The BASIS mission is to empower and enable visually impaired people to be as independent as possible by providing training, information and support for adults with sight loss. As part of its mission, BASIS also believes that it is important to raise awareness of the needs of visually impaired people to the sighted community, changing attitudes, thereby bringing both groups to a closer understanding of each other.
BASIS supports adults with sight loss in South Essex, helping to reduce isolation, increase confidence and promote independent living. The areas of South Essex we cover are: Basildon, Billericay, Wickford, Thurrock, Benfleet and Canvey Island. Blind and Sight Impaired Society (BASIS) was formerly known as PAVIS Foundation for Visually Impaired People and was set up in 1998.
We offer multiple services:
- Home visiting scheme
- Resource Centre
- Social and activity based groups
- Advice on equipment
- Computer training
- Braille training
- Quarterly newsletter
We have a good working relationship with Guide Dogs and RNIB which enables us to offer information and advice about their activities and services. Basis also frequently co-host events with these organisations to keep you up to date.
Supported by The Peoples Health Trust and The Big Lottery.