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Resources for blind or partially sighted parents

We have a wealth of resources and advice available if you’re a blind or partially sighted parent to help support you and your family.

Image: A parent claps and smiles as a toddler walks.

Parenting with a vision impairment

Our guides have been written by a group of blind and partially sighted parents who share their tips and advice about raising children. We are continuing to work on further guides to support parents of school-age and older children. If you would like to be involved, please contact us at [email protected].

Read the BBC’s Tiny Happy People article written by Robin, one of the contributors to the guide.

New for 2024 – Parenting with a vision impairment Part 2

In our latest guide, parents suggest ways to manage those important milestones in the early years of a child’s life, including toilet training, bedtime routines, preparing for school and more.

Support for parents with sight loss

There are a number of organisations and groups which offer support to blind or partially sighted parents.

Blind Parents UK (Previously Blind Mums Connect)

A group for blind parents and carers to share information and support one another. For membership or associate membership forms, visit their website. For more information, you can download the Blind Mums Connect services leaflet.

Contact information

Blind Parents UK website

Blind Parents UK on Facebook

Phone: 01905 886252. This is an answer phone service - leave your details and a member of the team will call you back.

VI Parents and Carers Together

The VI Parents and Carers Together Facebook group is a closed group for parents and/or carers who are either blind or partially sighted. Use this safe online space to discuss tips and tricks of parenting and caring for kids big and small, share life experiences and most of all talk about what it is like to be a parent or carer with sight loss.

RNIB Connect Facebook groups

One of the best ways to build support around you is to join our community. You can share experiences, hints and tips with people in your local area through Community Connect, and feed into developing our RNIB services through Connect Voices.

Get involved with our Facebook Groups.

Further support

Our team of regionally based Children, Young People and Family Support Officers are here to help. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, or you’d like to talk further about any of the above, then please get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0303 123 9999.