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Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)

At the Royal Society for Blind Children, they believe no child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind.

There are an estimated 36,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people in England and Wales. Every day, four more children will be diagnosed with sight loss.

They create a better life for blind children, by helping every young person they work with to find and fulfil their own unique potential. They are there for them from the moment they are told they have lost their sight, guiding them and their families on their journey through sight loss. They provide them with a combination of support, learning and development opportunities to help them develop the resilience and skills they will need to navigate their own futures.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sally Carpenter
Contact Position
Engagement Officer
Telephone
0203 198 0225
E-mail
sally.carpenter@rsbc.org.uk
Website
www.rsbc.org.uk

Location

Address
Royal London Society For The Blind, 52-58
Arcola Street
London
Postcode
E8 2DJ

Other Details

Cost Details
All services are free
Who is this service for?
Children and Young People (0 – 25 years old) and their Families
Can I refer myself?
Yes
How to refer or apply

Please contact Sally Carpenter.

Local Offer

How will you support my child?
  • Family Support Service (0 – 25) – face to face support, providing the whole family unit practical and emotional support around a young person’s sight loss, whether you’ve recently found out about your child’s sight condition, or if their sight loss is part of other needs.
  • Live Life, Go Further Programme (8 - 25) – a range of services and activities across London, for visually impaired young people to attend to increase confidence, skills and independence. We provide school holiday activity programmes plus monthly Health and Wellbeing, Social and Independence and Creative Clubs
  • Employability Programme (16 – 25) – a bespoke, 1:1 employment service that offers young people the opportunity to gain essential workplace skills,  practical support and information to get their foot on the employment ladder, including assistive technology sessions.
  • Dorton College (16 – 25) – in partnership with South East London Colleges, Dorton College offers access to mainstream curriculum, as well as offering bespoke VI support and access to specialist services.
Record updated: 23/10/2019