Practical support

This section contains practical support for finding and remaining in work if you are blind or partially sighted.

Access to work scheme

Information about the government’s Access to Work scheme, which provides advice and practical support to disabled people to enable them to work alongside their colleagues.

Trainee Grade Scheme

Our Trainee Grade Scheme offers paid work experience to unemployed blind and partially sighted people.

Extending the Reach

RNIB's Extending the Reach programme works to place unemployed blind and partially sighted people with work experience opportunities at a range of employers.

Government support

There is a range of Government support available to help blind and partially sighted people into work. Here can find an overview of some of the main types of support.

Peer support and mentoring

If you are a blind or partially sighted person looking for work, or hoping to retain your job, it can be helpful to talk to someone who has been through the challenges you face. Our peer support and mentoring section contains information on how to go about contacting other blind and partially sighted people that will be happy to talk to you and give advice.

We're here to help

Our Helpline is your direct line to the support, advice, and products you need to face the future with confidence. If you or someone you know has a sight problem, our specialist advice workers can help.

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