Links to Other Useful Services

Services for Blind and Partially-Sighted People
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NB: Action for Blind People has now merged with RNIB and can be contacted via RNIB, as above.

  • Local Support:
    The two organisations set up to help people with sight loss in our area are:Suffolk Sight

(NB: East Suffolk Association for the Blind (ESAB), Ipswich Blind Society, and West Suffolk Sight have all amalgamated to form a new county-wide sight-loss charity, Suffolk Sight).

Vision Norfolk

(NB: Vision Norfolk is the new name for Norfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind)

Sensing Change

Another locally-based organisation, Sensing Change is a professionally-led practice that helps with the everyday challenges of both sight and hearing loss.

  • 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.
  • Macular Society:  Macular disease is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK. The Macular Society aims to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support.
  • 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.
  • Employment
    Support for Blind and Visually Impaired Employees  provides advice and a list of useful resources on: General Advice, Legal Rights, Finding Work, Assisted Technology and Useful Links