Register as sight impaired
When Nick was first diagnosed with sight loss, he was reluctant to register with his local council. But as he learned more about what registration involved and the range of support it opened up, he began to see the benefits.
How to register as sight impaired
Concessions for people registered as either blind or partially sighted
Whether you're registered with your local authority as blind (severely sight impaired) or partially sighted (sight impaired), there are a range of concessions that you could be entitled to.
Concessions only for people registered blind (severely sight impaired)
If you're registered with your local authority as blind (severely sight impaired) there are four key concessions that you could be entitled to.
Download our leaflet on the benefits and concessions you could be entitled to
Part of our "Starting out" series of leaflets, "Benefits, concessions and registration" takes a look at the main benefits and concessions you could claim if you are blind or partially sighted, plus how you can go about registering as sight impaired:
For information about Northern Ireland please download our Starting out: Benefits, concessions and certification in Northern Ireland leaflet: