Here you will find information on how we can help, and contact details to find out more.
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.
Advice, signposting and support for families
Training for professionals, such as our sight loss awareness course.
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, we can provide the following:
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 support - 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
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.
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.
Watch this video where Andrea talks 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 in Northern Ireland.
Find out more about the support, advice and activities our Northern Ireland team offers: