Sight loss support programmes

Our sight loss support courses can help you deal with both the practical and emotional challenges of sight loss.

The sessions involve a range of interactive workshops and discussions with people in a similar situation with a professional facilitator. You can share your experiences and hear how others have overcome some of the challenges of sight loss.

You'll have time to focus and discuss the things helpful products, services and support available, this is also an opportunity to reflect on how you can take positive steps forward to improve and enjoy your life.

Working with Action for Blind People to bring you these courses

RNIB and Action for Blind People work together to run these practical courses. There's a range of options available, from courses that last one day to longer courses of six weeks:

  • Introduction to Living with Sight Loss is one day course best suited to people just coming to terms with sight loss, providing information about local services and support.
  • Finding your Feet is a two day course that delves into things a little deeper. It may include speakers from other organisations who will talk about some of the services or opportunities they offer.
  • Living with Sight Loss, this programme is made up of weekly day-long sessions (spread over six weeks) and is delivered in partnership with other charities and local groups.

Visit Action for Blind People to find a course near you

Time to Talk

Time to Talk is a telephone based confidence building, information and discussion group for people affected by sight loss. Each session is led by a trained facilitator who will help the group to discuss a particular topic and exchange information and experiences.

Find out more about Time to Talk