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Support for parents

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Resources, information and advice for blind or partially sighted parents.

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.

Contacts for CYPF and Education Services

Our Children Young People and Families (CYPF) Support Officers can provide advice and information to children and young people aged 0-25 years, their families and the professionals who work with them.

Our service provides advice and guidance on all aspects of family life, early years, education and transition to adulthood. We can also provide details of partner organisations who can also help you. Call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email us at [email protected].

Local Children, Young People and Families teams



Rosie Pybus – 07885 210792

Midlands, East and South West

Lisa Billington – 07889 301802

London and South East

Tom Norton – 0208 154 7733

Northern Ireland

Charlene Ferguson – 07772 693446