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.
The stats above are taken from My Voice and Understanding Society, which both provide information about the financial circumstances of blind and partially sighted people. Further research on this topic can be found below.
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.