We would also like to recommend the Visionary Website where you can locate your local charity.
National Federation of the Blind of the UK
Royal Society for Blind Children
Sight Advice FAQ
Thomas Pocklington Trust
Blind Veterans UK Liverpool
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
Wigan Leigh & District Society For The Blind
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
Beacon Centre for the Blind
Birmingham Royal Institute for the Blind (BRIB)
Birmingham Talking Newspaper
Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind
Herefordshire Vision Links
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
The Cambridge Society for the Blind and Partially Sighted
East Suffolk Association for the Blind
Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind
The Peterborough Association for the Blind
West Suffolk Sight
Bournemouth Blind Society
Devon in Sight
Dorset Blind Association
Forest Sensory Services
Living Options Devon
RNIB South West
Sight Support West of England
Vision North Somerset
4 Sight Vision Support
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
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
Talking Newspapers for the Blind Brighton & Hove District
The Kingston Association for The Blind
Middlesex Association for the Blind
Royal Society for Blind Children
Association of Scottish Talking Newspapers
Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society
North East Sensory Services
Scottish War Blinded
Cardiff Institute for the Blind
The Carmarthenshire Blind Society
Macular Society Newport
North Wales Society for the Blind
Wales Council of the Blind
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 (www.nhs.uk)
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.
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!