Useful contacts for adults with sight problems
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: 0121 665 4200
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
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)
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
National Federation for the Blind:"The Voice of Blind People"
Phone: 01924 291 313
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
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
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
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
Blind Veterans UK: lifelong support for blind and visually impaired ex-Service men and women.
Phone: 020 7723 5021
Thomas Pocklington Trust: housing, care and support services for people with sight loss in the UK.
Phone: 020 8995 0880
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