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Connect Facebook groups

Our Connect Facebook groups are a supportive space for anyone affected by sight loss to talk to others in a similar situation, ask questions and share tips and stories.

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Join our Connect Facebook group

Whether you're blind or partially sighted, or a family member or friend of someone who is, join our community-led Facebook groups to connect with others and share experiences.

Most topics covered in our Facebook groups are led by community members. But you will also have the opportunity to get involved with RNIB's work and take part in focus groups to help shape our products and services.

Each group has at least one RNIB staff member as a moderator. Staff moderators are supported by volunteers who assist in moderating the groups. The groups are actively moderated between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can find out more about how our Facebook groups are run, download our Online Community Engagement Policy below.

Geographic groups

Our Facebook groups have been arranged according to geographic region.

Parents and carers group

We also have a UK-wide group for parents and carers of children and young people under 25 with vision impairment.

Parent and carers Facebook group

Connect Voices Network

Sight loss is unique to everyone and sharing your personal experience can really help us design better services and support. Our Connect Voices network offers you the chance to get involved with RNIB’s work and share your experiences. You could take part in surveys, help us test products and there may be opportunities from other organisations too.

Connect Voices Network Facebook group

"When I started talking and telling people how I was feeling, I felt there was an instant connection. I found it so positive and helpful to find people like myself going through a similar experience. We could relate to each other and support one another."

Stephen, north-west England.

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