Emotional support and befriending research

Blind and partially sighted people can require a range of support to help get on with everyday life. Changes in sight loss or personal circumstances can mean a need for fresh advice and support.

Time to Talk service evaluation

This report is an evaluation of the Cabinet Office and NESTA funded Time to Talk telephone peer-support service. It provides the first RNIB produced evidence of the efficacy of peer support services using validated evaluation measures. The research took place between November 2014 and March 2016.

Finding Your Feet - Next steps project: Strategic impact evaluation

This final report presents the overall findings of the evaluation of RNIB Finding Your Feet - Next Steps Project. Two programmes are included in the Finding Your Feet programme suite: Striding Out and Steps into Work. Published 2013.

Emotional support and counselling

Research into emotional support and counselling within an integrated low vision service, providing an evidence base for emotional and social support for people with sight loss. Published 2010.

RNIB Talk and Support Telebefriending Service

A longitudinal study of the social and psychological benefits for adults with sight loss from participation in weekly telephone social groups. Published 2008.