RNIB NI Community Access Service

Do you or does someone you know need support in accessing social and leisure activities in your area

We offer individual and group support for blind and partially sighted people, so that you feel empowered to access all the services you want in your local community.

What we do

We work with individuals and their key health and social care professionals, in all five HSC Trusts in NI.
We also deliver Visual Awareness Training to statutory, private and voluntary sector organisations. This training is designed to equip organisations with the skills and knowledge to include blind or partially sighted people in all aspects of their services.

Tandem Clubs

At the moment we run tandem clubs from our Lisburn, Coleraine, Derry/Lderry and Omagh offices with volunteer Pilots available to meet and cycle with anyone wishing to get involved.
Just contact us to make arrangements to meet and ride out with one of our volunteers.

Other sports and leisure activities

RNIB NI also supports many different sporting and leisure groups that meet on a regular basis throughout Northern Ireland. These are facilitated by our Community Vision Coordinators, Activity Leaders and Youth Officers. From walking to swimming, from ten pin bowling to yoga.

Just contact your local RNIB NI office and find out what's happening near you!

Contact us

To find out more information you can contact your local RNIB NI Community Vision Coordinator (CVC) or, Community Activity Coordinator/Leader. You can either contact us via the following phone numbers, or the Email address at the bottom of this page.

If you're not sure who to speak to then just call our main switchboard and a member of staff will be happy to help.

RNIB NI Belfast office

Tel: 028 9032 9373

Belfast HSC Trust area

Contact: 028 9032 9373

South Eastern HSC Trust area

(Covering Bangor and Ards):
Contact: 028 9032 9373.

Southern HSC Trust area

(Covering Newry and Mourne, Armagh and Dungannon, Craigaven and Banbridge):
Contact: 028 9032 9373.

Northern HSC Trust area

Coleraine /Causeway /Ballycastle area
Contact: 028 7032 0333

Magherafelt /Cookstown area
Contact: 028 9032 9373.

Antrim /Ballymena area
Contact: 028 9032 9373.

Larne /Ballyclare /Glengormley area
Contact: 028 9032 9373.

Western HSC Trust area

Derry/ Foyle area
Contact: 028 7136 6060.
Contact: 028 8225 0220.

Activity Programmes

Our activity programmes encourage individuals to continue to participate in their hobbies and leisure activities. A wide range of day-time social activities are available for blind and partially sighted people living in the Belfast, Omagh and Coleraine areas.

Belfast: contact Olive Rodgers, 028 9032 9373
Coleraine: contact Tina Campbell, 028 7032 0333
Omagh: contact Kate McMackin, 028 8225 0220.

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