Children, young people and families service - Northern Ireland

We want blind and partially sighted children and young people, aged 25 and under, to enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, opportunities and quality of life as those who have full sight.

Here you will find information on how we can help, and contact details to find out more.

Our services

We provide a range of services for blind and partially sighted children and young people and their families in Northern Ireland. Our team also offer specialist services to those who support them in education, recreation and the wider community.

These include:

Support for young people

If you’re a young person with vision impairment, our one-to-one support could help increase your independence, self-confidence and life skills. For example:
  • Support with applying to university/college – including applying for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA).
  • Employment - build your skills, qualifications, and work experience through taking part in our Realise project and the Eye Work Too project
  • Signposting to local and international volunteering opportunities 
  • Signposting to other agencies and support services

Activities and events

Our activities and events help to stimulate children’s senses. Family activities provide fun for all the children and offer information and support for parents/carers. We also offer confidence building events for young people.

Andrea Begley supports RNIB NI

Andrea Begley supports RNIB NI