Visual & Hearing Impairments
What we do
We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People in Northern Ireland (RNIB NI) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss.
From to point where reading starts to become difficult, through the journey of sight loss right up to being registered blind, our practical and emotional support can help blind and partially sighted people face the future with confidence. Our Eye Care Liaison Officers (ECLOs), provide emotional and practical support upon diagnosis of an eye condition.
We offer individual and group support to give the practical skills, hints and tips to adjust to life with sight loss and empower people with sight loss to access services available in local communities.
We offer a benefits check and advisory service, providing support and information on benefits and concessions. Staff in our resource centre in Belfast are available to advise on products and technology that can help make the most of life.
We provide specialist support and advice to help blind and partially sighted people find work or stay in their current job and advise employers on how best to support their employees with sight loss.
We also work with children and young people to increase their independence, confidence and skills through a wide range of programmes, activities and events.
Everyday 250 people begin to lose their sight. RNIB NI has a crucial role to play in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss. We campaign for change and want society, communities and individuals to see differently about sight loss.
Gifts in Wills
All of our services rely on voluntary income and a third is only made possible thanks to the generosity and kindness of people like you remembering us in their Will. Help us to transform the lives of people with sight loss, so that their future is full of opportunities to achieve their potential. Legacies help us create a world that sees what people with sight loss can do, not what they can’t. Big or small, every gift in a Will we receive helps remove the daily barriers people with sight loss face, giving them the freedom to live their lives to the full.
Information your solicitor will need
Registered Address: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
Registered Charity Number: 226227, SC039316