A message from our Chairman – Doug Stalker
We are delighted to announce that our new CEO, Lesley Carcary, will be joining seescape on 24th May.
Lesley is the Director of Hourglass Scotland (formerly Action on Elder Abuse Scotland) and Director of UK Programmes. She took up post in May 2015 to set up and develop the charity’s work in Scotland; and later took on UK-wide senior management responsibilities, including strategic management of the charity’s Helpline and Community Hub model.
Prior to this, Lesley had a long career in the disability sector, including Senior Policy and Information Officer at Lead Scotland (Linking Education and Disability), and previously Skill Scotland; national charities which support and protect the rights and interests of disabled learners.
She has held various roles in the public sector, including policy and research posts at the Scottish Funding Council for Further and Higher Education, and the Scottish Government. Her career has very much focussed on advocating for an inclusive and human-rights based approach towards supporting disabled people
We look forward to Lesley arriving and taking up her new role.
There’s no doubt this is a worrying time for all of us. But here at seescape, we wanted to let you know that we are doing everything we can to keep you – and our staff – safe.
Our office at Wilson Avenue, Kirkcaldy is closed until further notice. Calls will be diverted to a member of staff and if required a member of our support services team will contact you to offer information and advice.
Please continue to follow updates on our website www.seescape.org.uk or facebook /seescapefife and twitter /seescapefife
We will follow Government’s guidelines and keep you updated with any changes.
Who we are
seescape is the new operational name of Fife Society for the Blind. After 150 years of serving those with a sight impairment in Fife, we decided it was time to refresh our name to take us in to the 21st century.
We see our mission as expanding horizons for people with sight impairment in Fife.
We aim to help make sight impaired people’s lives more fulfilled by empowering them to live and interact with their families, their communities and surroundings in a positive way.
A charity with more than 150 years’ experience, seescape provides people with sight impairment with access to support services, new technology and a community of friends.
Our commitment to our clients is that we will:
- listen and act according to their needs
- campaign for better services for people with a sight impairment
- be a catalyst for change, and
- work in partnership to deliver sustainable projects