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Birmingham City Council

National and Local Voluntary Organisations for Blind People

Action for Blind People: free and confidential support for blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of their lives.

Phone on the RNIB Helpline: 0303 123 9999

Website: www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk


Birmingham Focus on Blindness: supporting people with visual impairments and other disabilities, together with their carers, to live fulfilling and independent lives by providing services that reflect their wants and needs.

Phone: 0121 478 5200

Website: www.focusbirmingham.org.uk


Deaf Blind UK
: a national charity offering specialist services and human support to Deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives.

Phone: 01733 358 100 (voice and text)

Website: www.deafblind.org.uk



Eye to Eye social club in east Birmingham.

Phone: 0121 327 0607



Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Phone: 01926 337 244

Living Paintings Trust: bringing pictures to life for blind and partially sighted children, younger adults and adults.

Phone: 01635 299771

Website: www.livingpaintings.org



National Federation for the Blind:"The Voice of Blind People"

Phone: 01924 291 313

Website: http://www.nfbuk.org/



New Outlook Housing Association: provides high quality accommodation and support to people who have partial or total sight loss and are elderly and frail or young and with other disabilities.

Phone: 0121 602 6511

Website: http://www.newoutlookha.org/



Queen Alexandra College: learning opportunities for people with visual impairment and other disabilities, to realise their potential to work and to live independently.

Phone: 0121 428 5050

Website: www.qac.ac.uk



Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB): the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to people with sight loss.

Phone RNIB Helpline: 0303 123 9999

Website: www.rnib.org.uk



Sense: the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind.

Phone/Textphone: 0300 330 9256

Fax: 0300 330 9251

E-mail: info@sense.org.uk

Website: www.sense.org.uk



St Dunstans: lifelong support for blind and visually impaired ex-Service men and women.

Phone: 020 7723 5021

Website: www.st-dunstans.org.uk



Thomas Pocklington Trust: housing, care and support services for people with sight loss in the UK.

Phone: 020 8995 0880

Website: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk



Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching And Research (VICTAR): social and educational research, advice, training and resources relating to visual impairment. Part of the School of Education, Birmingham University.

Phone: 0121 414 4866

Website: www.education.bham.ac.uk/research/victar