Employment appeal

We helped Fitim keep working. But the job's not done.

Fitim has worked as a waiter in the same restaurant for 16 years. Not only is he good at his job, he loves it. But, when he lost most of his sight to macular degeneration two years ago, he worried he would lose both his job and his livelihood.

With our support Fitim could return to work. But there are many more people who need our help.

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There's work to do

Fitim’s story, and many hundreds more examples, show us how – with support and some minor adjustments – sight loss shouldn't mean job loss.

Last year, we helped 717 blind and partially sighted people stay in work but, with only 1 in 4 people of working age who have sight loss in employment, there is so much more to do.

Together, we can provide more blind and partially sighted people like Fitim with the tools and support they need to ensure sight loss doesn’t mean job loss.