How we can help

How RNIB can help during the current Coronavirus situation.

RNIB Helpline

The RNIB Helpline is available on 0303 123 9999 from 8am to 8pm weekdays and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays. Our advisors can give advice and information and referrals to other services.

RNIB Connect Radio

RNIB Connect Radio will continue to broadcast information and entertainment programmes aimed at people with sight loss, available on Freeview 730, online at and on 101FM in Glasgow.

RNIB Talking Books library

RNIB's Talking Books library can still post or download the thousands of titles we have available in audio and other formats.

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer service

Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer service which offers practical advice and reassurance to people coming to terms with sight loss, will remain in place, although this will be done by phone or email.

Social work

We provide social work and other support services for people with sight loss living in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

RNIB Resource Centre

The RNIB Resource Centre, selling aids and equipment, remains open for orders online.

Technology For Life services

Our Technology For Life services can be accessed via the RNIB Helpline, answering calls and emails, although our volunteers are not carrying out home visits. Our Technology Grants Programme, is also still available for people with sight loss who are eligible and need equipment to help them through this time.

Welfare benefits

Help and information on welfare benefits will also be available over the phone from our Sight Loss Advice Service (telephone 0303 123 9999).