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Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

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How to contact this service

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
0303 123 9999


If you need someone who understands sight loss, the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is there for you.

Everyone who is blind or partially sighted has their own unique experience, so the RNIB don’t take a one‑size‑fits-all approach. They offer a range of products and services to help you to maintain your independence and live the life you want to lead.

The RNIB's services include:

  • Sight Loss Advice Service: Offering information, advice, practical support, and emotional support. This includes hospital-based Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs).
  • RNIB Living Well With Sight Loss courses.
  • Opportunities to connect with others, over the phone, online, and at events.
  • Accessible reading materials, like talking books, newspapers, and magazines.
  • RNIB Bookshare: A free online collection of educational books and resources.
  • The RNIB Online Shop: Selling products to help you live independently.

To access any of the RNIB's services, call their helpline on 0303 123 9999, email [email protected], or visit You can also say, “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline” to an Alexa-enabled device.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a registered charity (no. 226227).


National Organisation
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 99 years
Referral route
No Referral Needed
For people with
Sensory Impairments
Eligibility criteria
Open to Everyone
Provider category
  • Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support
  • Targeted Services - Additional Support Needs

Service hours



The Grimaldi Building, 154a Pentonville Road
N1 9JE
United Kingdom


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Last updated 29 February 2024