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Young people and children with sight loss can feel isolated during a period in their lives that is often more than tough enough already. With the right support, however, they can take part in an almost unlimited range of interesting and exciting activities to develop friendships and have fun growing up without feeling excluded.

 

There are a number of organisations available to provide social and sports clubs, support groups, training and other activities. This support is available to children, their carers and family members.

 

Action for Blind People’s Actionnaire Clubs provide opportunities for blind and partially sighted children aged 4 to 16 to participate in sporting, leisure and social activities in a safe, structured and fun environment. They also provide a number of residential family weekends or week-long holidays.

 

For further help or support you can call your local Action team in the South West on 0117 953 7750 or visit www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk

 

Support Organisations

Here are some other organisations that offer advice and support to children, young people and families:

 

National Blind Children’s Society

Telephone: 0800 7811444

Website: www.nbcs.org.uk

 

LOOK

Telephone: 0121 4285038

Website: www.look-uk.org

 

Royal National College for the Blind

Telephone: 01432 265725

Website: www.rncb.ac.uk

 

SENSE

Telephone: 0845 127 0066

Website: www.sense.org.uk

 

VICTA

Telephone: 01908 240831

Website: www.victa.org.uk