We have long known that the ability to manage money is vital to confidence and independence. People tell us that doing their own shopping is very important to their self-esteem and sense of independence, but few blind and partially sighted people cope on their own.
This report is the second and final stage of a wider research project exploring the impact of the move to PIP on people with sensory loss. Commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust, Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Sense and carried out by NatCen Social Research. Published 2017.
RNIB have partnered with the Bank of England to the new accessible polymer bank note. The new £10 note incorporates features to help blind and partially sighted people better navigate their notes.
New research funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland Group and carried out by RNIB, investigates the factors affecting the independent use of banking services for blind and partially sighted people. Published 2011.
This project focuses on those elements which currently restrict and isolate blind and partially sighted people from making cashless electronic payments and identifies ways forward to remove these restrictions. Published 2010.
This report presents findings from Network 1000 Survey 2. The data was collected during interviews with 884 people. The findings presented in this report focus upon the Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance. Published 2008.