RSBC are here to support you and your family if you have a blind or partially sighted child aged 0-25.
We offer a range of services including emotional support and practical advice for families, opportunities for children and young people to build confidence and skills through activities, and a specialist further education college – Dorton College.
Our Families First service has Family Practitioners based regionally across England and Wales and our Support Advisor is available by phone or email. Activities are held both in London and online. We also work with local partners to offer activities across England and Wales. Our Connecting Families Facebook group is available to join here where you can chat in a safe space with other parents and carers.
We have a Family Practitioner dedicated to the North East region who can support the whole family through our Families First service. This support can be provided in-person or remotely. From the moment you receive a diagnosis that your child has sight loss, if there is a change in vision, if your child or family are going through some changes that are difficult to manage or any other time when life just seems a bit tough, get in touch and let our Family Practitioner be there to support you.
Our Support Advisor is on hand for any practical questions you may have, for example benefits information, blue badges or grant applications.
We also have a range of activities that you and your child can join to connect with others both in person and online. These include Family Fun Days, Audio book Club, Cooking sessions, Support with Assistive Technology, Sisterhood Group, Creative sessions, Sensory Stories and much more.
At RSBC, we want every blind child and their family to have the skills and confidence to live their life without limits. All our services are free to join.
Who to contact?
Call: 0203 198 0225
Address: Life Without Limits Centre, 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6EN
When to contact:
Our offices are open Monday to Friday 9-5pm, many of our activities also run on evenings and weekends.