Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss. If you or a loved one has a sight problem, we can help. We have practical ways to help you live with sight loss. We've got advice to help you travel, shop and manage your money and finances independently. We've also got advice on technology for blind and partially sighted people. RNIB is an organisation of blind and partially sighted people, passionately committed to ending the isolation of sight loss. We campaign and carry out research on the issues that matter to you.
Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. Action speaks louder for nearly 30,000 visually impaired people every year, always placing their needs at the heart of everything we do. We support these individuals in many aspects of their lives and help them to find the right services and products they need to live independently.
RLSB exists to stop childhood sightloss becoming a lifelong disability. We don’t just help young people cope with being blind; we help young people live beyond sightloss. Through an expert blend of education, sport, creative and developmental services, delivered in London and the south east, we support blind and partially sighted young people to unleash their potential and live and learn for the life they want.
RP Fighting Blindness was founded in 1975 by a number of people with retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
The group was concerned at the lack of knowledge about RP in the medical profession, the lack of a treatment or cure, and the lack of support for people with RP, and so decided to do something about it. RP Fighting Blindness has since evolved into a respected medical research charity and a nationwide organisation providing support and information. We remain grounded in our volunteer roots as we seek to help patients live with RP and fund cutting edge research into the causes of and potential treatments for the disease.
There are over 4,700 guide dog owners in the UK. If you are blind or partially sighted, a guide dog could change your life. We offer a range of services and activities for children and young people and provide valuable advice for parents and teachers. My Guide, our new sighted guiding service, aims to help people with sight loss get out of their homes and engage with their community, rebuilding their confidence and independence. Our buddy dogs are giving children and young people a vital boost in confidence.
UK Charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with epilepsy and physical disabilities disabilities as well as children with autism by training dogs to act as efficient and safe assistants. Each dog is taught tasks tailored to his owner’s needs, enabling them to lead fuller, safer and more independent lives.