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:

Advice and Guidance 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:

  • Advice and Guidance on education issues including, subject choices at school and applying to university/college 
  • Our Bridging the Gap transitions guide has information to support you in moving from school to college, university or employment
  • Employment - build your skills, qualifications, and work experience through taking part in the Eye Work Too project
  • Signposting to local and international volunteering opportunities 
  • Signposting to other agencies and support services

The Realise Project

We would like to thank the 300 young people who took part in The Realise Project between 2013 and 2018. We are very proud of your achievements. On our Realise Project legacy page you will find useful information about support beyond Realise.

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.

Find out more about our activities and events for children, young people and families in Northern Ireland.

 

Andrea Begley supports RNIB NI

Watch this video featuring Andrea talking about what inspired her to become an ambassador for our charity in Northern Ireland and elaborates on her own sight loss journey. Andrea, who won The Voice UK in 2013, is a long term supporter of our work here within the sight lossreland.

Contact us

Find out more about the support, advice and activities our Northern Ireland team offer: