Services for Blind and Partially-Sighted People
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- National Support:
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is perhaps the best known national organisation to help everyone affected by sight loss.
Action for Blind People provides practical and emotional advice and support across England to people who are blind or partially sighted and their friends and family
- Local Support:
The two organisations set up to help people with sight loss in our area are:
Another local organisation, Sensing Change, is a professionally-led practice that provides social work, rehabilitation and support to people with sight and hearing loss throughout Suffolk.
- Guide Dogs:
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. Find out more on the Guide Dogs website.
- Blind Veterans UK:
Blind Veterans UK provides vital and free training, rehabilitation, equipment and emotional support for blind and vision-impaired veterans, no matter when they served, or whether they lost their sight due to accident, age-related illness or in service. They can also be contacted on 0800 389 7979.
- Home Adaptations
The Ultimate Guide to Adapting Your Home gives information on effective house adaptations to facilitate independent living for visually impaired people. It also provides advice on funding and a link to other relevant resources.