South London Resource Centre for Visually Impaired People (SLRCVIP)
Established by St Thomas’ ophthalmic staff in 2002 to try and improve services for visually impaired people in South London. We have changed low vision services at the hospital, improved community services and relationships and instituted the annual Low Vision Day at St. Thomas’ Hospital. The Wednesday Club and VIP Singers are recent additions to the service.
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Action for Blind People
Providing mostly advice and guidance services around independent living, employment and access technology. The services include confidence building courses for those who have recently become sight impaired, emotional support, help with discovering about entitlements and other services.
Helpline: 0303 123 9999
Office: 0207 391 2151
The Amber Trust – Music for Blind Children
Association of Blind Asians
0208 185 6085
Behcet’s Syndrome Society
Benign Intracranial Hypertension Support Group
020 7403 6184
Blind Veterans UK
Providing vision-impaired Armed Forces and National Service veterans with free lifelong practical and emotional support, regardless of when they served or what caused their sight loss. Helps ex-Service men and women recover their independence and discover life beyond sight loss.
0800 389 7979
British Blind Sport
British Diabetic Association
0345 123 2399
British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society
British Sjorgren’s Syndrome Association
British Wireless for the Blind Fund
Congenital Ocular Motor Apraxia Support Group
Contact a family
0808 808 3555
Providing support, advocacy and information for anyone affected by the neurological movement condition known as dystonia.
Helpline: 0207 793 3650
Office: 0207 793 3651
Guide Dogs for the Blind
0118 983 5555
Rolling information service for vision-impaired people in Greater London
Providing free and impartial news and information for the benefit of blind and partially-sighted people living in, and around, the Capital. The charity’s frequently-updated and professionally-produced audio bulletin, contains interviews with providers of services for vision-impaired people as well as details of events and more general information that may be of interest to someone who lives with sight loss in any of the Greater London boroughs or within the M25.
International Glaucoma Association
LOOK ( National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)
0121 428 5038
Caring for those with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), supporting our members through our Regional Groups and advising others as they develop the symptoms prior to diagnosis.
Providing free information and support to improve lives of those affected by central vision loss. We fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.
0300 30 30 111
Myasthenia Gravis Support Group
Nystagmus Action Group
029 2045 4242
Helpline: 01392 272573
Organisation of Blind African Carribeans
020 7735 3400
Partially Sighted Society
Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)
Royal Society for Blind Children
No child in the UK should grow up to be poor or lonely just because they are blind. The Royal Society for Blind Children believe in a better life for blind children. Our Family Support Service and range of education, sport, creative and developmental services ensure that every blind child has the self-belief and skills to fulfil their potential.
Royal National College for the Blind
01432 376 621
South East London Vision (SELVis)
Supporting blind and partially sighted people in South East London – aiming to improve quality of life and increase independence through access to services such as support groups, workshops, advice and social activities. Read information fact sheet
Susan King O’Neill
0795 766 333
Thomas Pocklington Trust
Information on Works For Me employment service
Contact a family
0808 808 3555