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Living with Sight Loss


Sensory Support Service      Buckley Court

RNIB Drop in sessions

Help with

  • Translating letters from English to BSL
  • To support with phoning and booking appointments
  • To support with paying bills or finding out more information from service providers
  • To support with contacting any services

Tuesday & Thursday – 11:30 to 1.30pm at RNIB                       

10 Still House Lane



If you've been told you have an eye condition that could lead or has led to blindness or partial sight, this can be difficult to come to terms with or understand.


Everyone reacts differently to their diagnosis. Some feel shock, anger, fear, sadness, loss or a combination of these. You may worry how you will cope or feel upset about the changes you are facing. Some people will want to get practical things sorted before they can think about how they feel, whilst others will not be able to make use of practical support until they have begun to deal with their feelings. Some people will want to tackle both together.


We have provided this directory to offer blind and partially sighted people, as well as their carers, family and friends, the advice and encouragement everyone needs to help them lead independent lives.


This resource considers various aspects of sight loss and provides information and suggestions to help with daily life.


Within this resource there will be listed appropriate organisations and groups that can be contacted for further help and support. To begin with, here are two important numbers to know:


RNIB Action for Blind People: 0117 953 7750


RNIB Action Helpline: 0303 123 9999


Alternately, you can click on the links below for additional information:

Accessible information

Advice at point of diagnosis

Aids and equipment

Benefits and entitlements

Children, young people and families

Dual sensory loss

Emotional support

Employment and training


Independent living skills

Leisure and recreation

Mobility and transport

User participation and support groups


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