The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is one of the UK’s leading sight loss charities and the largest community of blind and partially sighted people. As many people become increasingly concerned about how they will make ends meet, I wanted to let you know about how RNIB can help people who are affected by sight loss.

Even before prices began to rise, one in five blind and partially sighted people said they had some, or great, difficulty in making ends meet. The RNIB can help constituents with sight loss to identify the financial help, tax allowances and concessions that they could be entitled to and give them the information and support they need to apply.

Their Sight Loss Advice Service provides information or support on the following:

  • Money, benefits and finances.
  • Equality, rights and employment.
  • Eye health.
  • Sight loss and wellbeing.
  • Families and carers.
  • Technology and useful products.
  • Children, young people and education.
  • Reading, home and leisure.

People affected by sight loss can speak to a RNIB Sight Loss Adviser about these services by calling the Helpline on 0303 123 9999, 8am-8pm on weekdays and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. Alternatively, you can email

In addition to the advice service, they offer:

  • RNIB Living Well with Sight Loss courses including a Money Matters course.
  • Opportunities to connect with others, over the phone, online and at events.
  • Accessible reading materials, like Talking Books, newspapers and magazines.
  • RNIB Bookshare, a free online collection of educational books and resources.
  • The RNIB Online Shop selling products to help you live independently.
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