Family Support and Events

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.

We will be publishing more dates and locations for 2019/20 on this page shortly. If you would like to be contacted about these events please email [email protected] to be added to our distribution list.

There’s lots going on in WalesScotland and Northern Ireland too!

Get involved - events coming up!

Shape and Share Yorkshire and Humber

Where?

Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie Annexe, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QQ

When?

Saturday 21st September from 10am-2pm

Who?

Children and young people with a vision impairment aged 0-25 and their families

Age-appropriate activities will run throughout the day, including the VI sports taster sessions, arts and crafts, life skills and parent workshops.

To book your place(s) at this event please register with:

  • Craig Brown (CYPF Support Officer North England)
  • T: 0113 3862820
  • M: 07872 424479
  • E: [email protected]

Shape and Share West Midlands

Where?

Touchbase Pears, Sellyoak, Birmingham, B29 6NA

When?

Saturday 9th November 10am - 3pm

Who?

Children and young people with a vision impairment aged 0-25 and their families

Age-appropriate activities will run throughout the day, including arts and crafts, sensory science. cv writing and further activities to be confirmed.

For further information and to book your place(s) at this event please register with:

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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