Resources for blind or partially sighted parents

Information, real life stories and advice for blind and partially sighted parents

Organisations that provide support to parents with sight loss

  • Disabled Parents Network provide information, advice, peer support and advocacy and an online forum. Call 0300 3300 639, visit the Disabled Parents Network website or email [email protected].
  • Henshaws has a group called VIPAR (visually impaired parents and relatives), which they run in the north east and north west of England. Have a look at Henshaws website to find out more.

Groups run by parents

We have listed some groups that have been set up and run by parents of blind or partially sighted children. 

  • Blind Mums Connect - yahoo group links visually impaired mums from all over the UK, so they can share information and support one another. For membership or associate membership forms and an eZine, contact [email protected] - soon you could be chatting to other parents over Skype.
  • Facebook - blind mums connect - keeps you in touch with support for parents with sight loss. You can also tweet @blindmums to get in touch.

Further information