Living Well with Sight Loss courses

Join a Living Well with Sight Loss course to meet and share experiences with other people in similar situations, boost your confidence and get practical advice, information and resources.

If you need someone who understands sight loss, we're here for you. Our free and informal Living Well with Sight Loss courses aim to help you increase your independence, boost your confidence and connect with others to share experiences.

Through our sessions, you'll receive practical advice, information and guidance on organisations, products and services that are available to help you. You'll also have the chance to learn from each other's personal experiences and share top tips.

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Living Well with Sight Loss courses are for adults of all ages, including friends, family members and anyone who is close to you. Each course includes information and advice on a variety of topics, including:

  • Registration of sight impairment and understanding benefits

  • Staying independent

  • Daily life skills and using technology

  • Eye health and available eye care services

  • Wellbeing

  • Leisure and opportunities to connect with others

  • Signposting to other national and local organisations.

Our Living Well with Sight Loss courses were previously called Living with Sight Loss courses. We've updated the name to better reflect a positive outlook and a focus on wellbeing.

New “Focus on” series

Do you want to get practical advice and tips about a certain topic or issue? Would you like to get a taster of a Living Well with Sight Loss course if you haven’t attended one before?

Our new range of themed “Focus on” courses are dedicated to specific topics, including:

  • Confident living: independence and confidence indoors and outdoors

  • Wellbeing: living well and feeling great

  • Money matters: finance and shopping.

  • Family and friends: dedicated support for people who have loved ones with sight loss.

  • Technology: knowledge and confidence using technology in everyday life.

These free, informal courses are currently run by phone or video call. To find out about upcoming dates and to book, please visit our Course Calendar.

Course for parents of children with vision impairment

Living Well with Sight Loss – Parent Pathways is a new, free and informal course for parents and carers whose child has recently been diagnosed with vision impairment.

Join a small group of other parents for a series of online sessions where you can get information, advice and support each other. To take a look at upcoming course dates and to book, please visit our Course Calendar.

Hazel Kelly, an attendee of RNIB's Living with Sight Loss course

Everybody looked a bit nervous, but we soon got to know each other and then went on to learn lots of different ways on how to cope with sight loss. It's definitely the best thing I've ever done. - Hazel Kelly

Course duration

You can join a course either by phone or group video call. Once it's safe to do so, we'll resume our face-to-face courses across the UK.

Phone courses

Our phone groups can be a short session on a single day, or take place over three, four or six consecutive weeks, with one or two sessions a week. Each session normally lasts between 60-90 minutes. 

Video call

Our video calls are six sessions, up to 90 minutes each, which take place over six consecutive weeks.

In person

Our face-to-face courses are either one or two full days. Two-day courses may take place over consecutive days or across consecutive weeks.

Working with other sight loss organisations

We're working with some local sight loss charities to deliver more courses and increase attendance opportunities. We'll let you know if a course in your local area is being delivered by a local sight loss organisation.

Course dates

We run courses throughout the year and across the UK. To take a look at upcoming courses and to book, please visit our Course Calendar.

For further information or to enquire about future dates, please email [email protected] or call 0303 123 9999.