Living with a disability

Visual impairment

Sensory Support Service (hearing  and visual Impairment)

Sensory Support Service offers advice and support at home and in the pre-school settings to families who have a child with a visual or hearing impairment. The service runs baby sign and baby play sessions at Griffins which parents/carers can bring their pre-school children to as well as the use for the sensory room for the development of vision.

Kent Association for the Blind (KAB)

KAB is a UK registered charity providing rehabilitation services for people with sight impairments in Kent, Medway and Bromley. They also provide some specialist support in Bexley. There are six rehabilitation teams around the region and three Sight Centres. They provide free, specialist support for children and adults, including those who have learning disabilities and those who are deaf/blind. This support enables people to be independent and to exercise choice and control over their lives.

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.
Their pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem - not just with braille and Talking Books, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. They also provide information on eye conditions and provide support and advice for people living with sight loss.

Blind Veterans UK

Give practical support: training, rehabilitation and equipment all help blind veterans regain their independence and live full lives. Their welfare support and advice assist both veterans and their families. All the members have served our country - it can be recently, or many years ago. They may have served for a long or short time. Many of the members did National Service and have since lost their sight due to age-related medical conditions.

Guide Dogs London

Guide Dogs London provide advice, support and services free of charge to those with visual impairment.

Thomas Pocklington Trust

The Thomas Pocklington Trust is committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the needs of people with sight loss and to developing and implementing services which meet their needs and improves lives. They have produced a number of guides, for example a Housing guide and a guide for assistive technology.