Our Helpline is your direct line to the support, advice and products you need from RNIB and Action for Blind People to remain independent.

How to contact our Helpline

Whatever your enquiry, our Helpline team are only a call away. Telephone 0303 123 9999 from Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.30pm. Outside these times, leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Calls cost no more than a standard rate call to an 01 or 02 number, and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. The price of calls varies between different providers, including between landline and mobile companies, so check with your provider if you are unsure.

You can also email helpline@rnib.org.uk or complete our online contact form.

How we can help

If you contact our Helpline, we can:

  • give you free information about your eye condition and available treatments
  • direct you to the people, services and organisations there to help, both locally and nationally, including voluntary groups and support from social services
  • let you know about any financial benefits, concessions and grants that you could be entitled to
  • recommend everyday products that can help make life easier, available from our online shop and other centres
  • suggest ways you can continue to enjoy your hobbies and leisure time
  • help you join and use our library service of over 40,000 titles in braille, Moon, giant print and audio
  • let you know about employment, training and education opportunities
  • advise on housing options, whether staying in your own home or moving elsewhere
  • provide access to emotional support and counselling services
  • or simply to offer a listening ear.

Our specialist advice workers will spend time with you over the phone, making sure the support they give is right for you. We'll call you back a few weeks later to find out how you're getting on and what else we can do to help.

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Benefits calculator

Use our benefits calculator to check which benefits you are entitled to. Our calculator will ask you some questions about your circumstances and then tell you how exactly much you could be missing out on.

Use the benefits calculator