Royal National Institute of Blind People

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), the UK’s leading charity supporting blind and partially sighted people. We offer practical and emotional support to those that need us, so they can continue living life to the full. 

At RNIB, we want to create a world where eye health and sight loss is understood, everyone can live their life with confidence.

Our Services team delivers a UK-wide service every day. This include our high quality Education, Care, and Supported Living and Housing services for people of all ages with sight loss, many of whom also have complex needs. It also covers everything someone living with sight loss might need on a day-to-day basis: courses, legal rights, emotional support and counselling, information and much more. 

RNIB Solutions oversees our work to help individuals and businesses find practical solutions to the challenges presented by sight loss. This includes our retail and reading services and innovating on behalf of our customers to make content, products and services more accessible

Who to contact

Contact Name
Royal National Institute of Blind People
helpline 0303 123 9999 helpline 0303 123 9999

Where to go

105 Judd Street
View WC1H 9NE on a map

Local Offer


RNIB and Action for Blind People have a range of information, advice, services and activities for blind and partially sighted children and their families. You can find more details in our parents’ section, and details of Action’s support, activities and clubs for children.

If a parent needs emotional support following their child’s diagnosis, we have a sight loss counselling service that can help.

There are several support groups available for parents of children with vision impairment, and condition specific groups for children with a particular diagnosis. Contact a Familycan direct you to the best one for a particular child.

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood - Push to second line (16+)

Last Updated

Last updated: Over 6 months ago


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