Family Support and Events

Important update

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to affect many more people in the coming weeks, and we want to ensure that all our families and staff are protected as much as possible.

As we know there is more risk for adults and children with underlying health conditions, we have decided to suspend all Shape and Share events for the time being. We will continue to monitor the current Government guidance and update this web page regularly.

If you would like to receive a message when our events are back up and running or need any help and support from our team please email us at [email protected].

With the right support, blind and partially sighted children and young people can take part in activities, socialise and have fun growing up feeling included.

What we offer

Our Children, Young People and Family (CYPF) teams provide information and advice for parents and young people. 

Shape and Share events

RNIB Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team offers regular opportunities for children and young people aged 0-25 and their families to come together in various locations across the UK.

Each event offers:

  • A chance to meet other families
  • Activities, games or crafts for younger children
  • Engagement opportunities for young people
  • Support, information and discussion for families on a range of topics relating to everyday life at home, education, transitions, social life and leisure, mobility and independence.
  • Opportunities to have your say, shape and get involved in local and national campaigns.
  • Information about wider services from RNIB and partner organisations.

All children and young people aged 0-25, their siblings, parents and family members are welcome to attend.

You can book a place on any of these events by filling out our online booking form.

To be added to our distribution list or for more information about these events please email [email protected].

Contact your local team to find out what’s on in your area.

You can also call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected].

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