National and local charities

We have compiled a list of sight loss charities from across the UK who may be able to help you in a variety of ways.

We have compiled a list of sight loss charities from across the UK who may be able to help you in a variety of ways.

We would also like to recommend the Visionary Website where you can locate your local charity.

National charities

Guide Dogs

Look UK

National Federation of the Blind of the UK

Retina UK


Royal Society for Blind Children

Sight Advice FAQ

Thomas Pocklington Trust


CVI Society

Local charities

North West

Blind Veterans UK Liverpool

Bradbury Fields

Bury Society For Blind & Partially Sighted People

Catholic Blind Institute

Galloways Society for the Blind

Henshaws Society for the Blind


Speed of Sight

SVOPA past pupils association from St. Vincents school in Liverpool

Walthew House

Wigan Leigh & District Society For The Blind

North East

Guide Dogs Newcastle Mobility Team

Newcastle Vision Support

Northumberland County Blind Association

SENTASS Children’s Vision Team

Sunderland & North Durham Royal Society For The Blind

Teesside & District Society For The Blind

Useful Vision

Wilberforce Trust


Beacon Centre for the Blind

Birmingham Royal Institute for the Blind (BRIB)

Birmingham Talking Newspaper

Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind

Focus Birmingham

Herefordshire Vision Links

Insight Gloucestershire

Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society

My Sight Notts

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB)

Sight Support Derbyshire

South Lincolnshire Blind Society


Walsall Association for the Blind

East Anglia

The Cambridge Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted

East Suffolk Association for the Blind

Essex Sight

Look Essex

Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind

The Peterborough Association for the Blind

West Suffolk Sight

South West

Bournemouth Blind Society

Devon in Sight

Dorset Blind Association

Forest Sensory Services

Insight Gloucestershire

ISight Cornwall

Living Options Devon


RNIB South West

Sensory Solutions

Sight Support West of England

Somerset Sight

Vision North Somerset

Wiltshire Sight

South East

4 Sight Vision Support

Berkshire Vision

Blatchington Court Trust


Eastbourne Blind Society

East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People

Helping Hands for The Blind

Herts Vision Loss

Kent Association for the Blind

Look Sussex

Open Sight Hampshire

Oxfordshire Association for the Blind

Portsmouth Association for the Blind

Reading Association for the Blind (RAB)


Sight Concern Bedfordshire

Sight for Surrey

Southampton Sight

Talking Newspapers for the Blind Brighton & Hove District


Blind Aid

Croydon Vision

The Kingston Association for The Blind

London Vision

Merton Vision

Middlesex Association for the Blind

Royal Society for Blind Children

Sutton Vision


Association of Scottish Talking Newspapers

Deafblind Scotland

Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society

Carnoustie Social-Eyes

Guide Dogs-Scotland


North East Sensory Services

Royal Blind

RNIB- Scotland

Scottish War Blinded



Sense Scotland




Cardiff Institute for the Blind

The Carmarthenshire Blind Society

Macular Society Newport

North Wales Society for the Blind

RNIB Wales

Sight Cymru

Vision Support

Wales Council of the Blind

Northern Ireland

Angel Eyes

Guide Dogs Northern Ireland

RNIB Northern Ireland

Sense Northern Ireland

Organisations that support young people with complex needs

Sometimes children can have additional disabilities as well as a visual impairment.  These children will fall into the category of having complex needs.  Complex disabilities – or complex needs – are descriptions used if you are living with two or more disabilities and require high levels of support with aspects of your daily life. You may need support from a range of health and social care services.

If your child has been diagnosed with an illness, disability or sensory impairment and needs a lot of additional support on a daily basis, they’re described as having “complex needs”. A child might have complex needs from birth, or after an illness or injury.

This page from provided on the NHS website can give you some more understanding:

How to care for children with complex needs – NHS (

There are a number of organisations/charities that support families raising children who are specifically visually impaired but also have additional disabilities.


Sense, for people with complex disabilities

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.



We provide extraordinary support and champion better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss. We provide specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss. We don’t underestimate people. We encourage people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society.

The people we support overcome huge barriers to achieve exciting new things every day – they challenge us all to think about what’s possible and to rethink disability.


Everyone Can – Manchester Charity Helping Disabled People

Our vision: We believe in a society that encourages every disabled person to realise their potential, so they are able to dictate the course of their own lives and play an active role in society. We believe in a society that includes disabled people and not exclude them.

Our Mission: To maintain our role as experts in the technology that can improve and enrich the lives of disabled people. We will research and disseminate the knowledge that we have learnt in order to help disabled people and those who support them to enjoy life and become more independent.


Cerebra – Working with you and your amazing child

Over 500,000 children in the UK live with a brain condition. This can make normal activities such as learning, playing or simply experiencing the world a huge challenge. Through our research we offer solutions and advice to help these children and their families enjoy lives full of hope and discovery.

The CVI Society

The Cerebral Visual Impairment Society

Cerebral Visual Impairment (commonly referred to as CVI) is a form of visual impairment caused by the brain not being able to process information from the eyes passing along the visual pathways in the brain. It is the commonest cause of visual impairment in children in the developed world.

If you know someone who has a diagnosis of cerebral visual impairment or if you or someone you know has difficulty with any of the following activities and there is no apparent reason why, then the CVI Society may be able to help you find out more information and to connect with other people who understand.

Outlook Trust

The Outlook Trust.

The Outlook Trust provides activity and residential breaks for VI children and young people with other disabilities. Their regular programme of fantastic fun activities give children the opportunity to experience the same activities that fully sighted children take for granted, develop independent living and mobility skills, form long term friendships and most of all have FUN!

Add your details

If your organisation is not yet included on our list please get in touch at and we will be happy to add you to our resources.

VICTA Student Portal

Our wellbeing pages are here to help
If your child is in need of emotional support and are looking for organisations to support them, they will find lots of helpful links on the wellbeing pages of the VICTA Student Portal. There are also first-hand accounts from young people talking about their mental health and positive outcomes.
VICTA Student Portal