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All Aboard Education

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Sensory experiences for all
Providing sensory experiences for all

Age

All ages welcome
Updated: 07/10/2021
Find out more about All Aboard Education

British Blind Sport

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Indoor and outdoor leisure activities

Age

All ages
01926 424 247
Updated: 08/09/2021
Find out more about British Blind Sport

Children and Genetic Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

Local Offer
Specialist treatment for eye conditions
The ECLO works with medical staff and eye clinics to provide a link with local council services and community services.

Age

From 0 to 18 years old, any age with genetic condition
0161 701 4258 or 07989 145 471
Central Oxford Road, Manchester
Updated: 01/11/2021
Find out more about Children and Genetic Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

ClearVision

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Braille books library
A postal lending library of children’s books adapted to include braille, so children can read with sighted family, teachers and friend

Age

Any age
020 8789 9575
Updated: 21/09/2021
Find out more about ClearVision

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (RNIB)

Local Offer
Support, advice and eye health care
We offer immediate support to people experiencing sight loss from the point of diagnosis.

Age

All ages (birth to adult)
07515 192 223
New Radcliffe Street, OL1 1NL
Updated: 07/07/2020
Find out more about Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (RNIB)

Guide Dogs

Local Offer
We strongly suggest contacting the service or activity before you use it. This way you can check all the details are correct and that everything is right for you. Please remember to ask staff to show you that relevant insurance is in place and staff qualifications are up to date.
Mobility support for people with a visual impairment
We have over 20 years' experience supporting children and young people with vision impairment.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
0800 781 1444
Updated: 22/09/2021
Find out more about Guide Dogs

Henshaws Children and Family Service

Local Offer
Support and advice for families affected by visual impairment
Support for any family member or carer where visual impairment has an impact on their lives.

Age

From 0 to 18 years old with a visual impairment From 18 to 25 years old with visual impairment and additional needs
0300 222 5555
Talbot Road , M16 0GS
Updated:15/05/2019
Find out more about Henshaws Children and Family Service

Henshaws Society for Blind People

Local Offer
Visual impairment support and advice service
Expert support, advice and training to enable people living with sight loss to become more independent.

Age

Any age
Phone 0151 708 7055
Updated: 15/05/2019
Find out more about Henshaws Society for Blind People

Home From Home Care

Local Offer
Supported housing for people with extra, complex needs
Residential service for adults with complex needs, including Autism, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, PMLD, Sensory Impairment and mental health issues.

Age

From 17 years old
0800 587 0372
Various addresses
Updated; 12/12/2018
Find out more about Home From Home Care

Mahdlo - VI Youth Group

Local Offer
Due to Covid-19 please contact us to check if our activity is running.
Youth group for the visually impaired
Youth Group for young people with vision loss or who are blind aged 8-25yrs

Age

From 8 to 25 years (with vision loss)
0161 624 0111
Mahdlo Youth Zone, OL1 3SE
Updated: 28/01/2020
Find out more about Mahdlo - VI Youth Group

Nystagmus Network

Local Offer
Support and information
The Nystagmus Network is here for you

Age

All ages
01427 718093
Updated: 04/04/2022
Find out more about Nystagmus Network

Oldham Macular Society Support Group

Local Offer
Support and advice group
Support group for individuals diagnosed with macular degeneration, wet or dry. Sessions are free, every second Wednesday of the month.

Age

From 50 years old
0161 770 1275
The Link Centre, Union Street, OL1 1DZ
Updated: 10/12/2018
Find out more about Oldham Macular Society Support Group

Retina UK

Local Offer
Visual impairment support
We fund research and provide information and support to those affected by inherited sight loss and the professionals who support them.
01280 821334 or 0300 111 4000 Local rate call
Updated: 14/10/2021
Find out more about Retina UK

Royal National College for the Blind

Local Offer
Specialist residential college for people with a visual impairment
The UK’s leading specialist residential college of further education for people with a visual impairment

Age

From 16-25 years old
01432 265725
Updated: 08/10/2021
Find out more about Royal National College for the Blind

Royal National Institute for the Blind - (Support Video)

Local Offer
Support and advice service
Short video on experiences at polling stations and social distancing
Updated: 15/10/2021
Find out more about Royal National Institute for the Blind - (Support Video)

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Local Offer
Support and advice service
If you’re losing your sight or are blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

Age

From 16 years old
0303 123 9999
Updated: 15/10/2021
Find out more about Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)

Local Offer
Support and advice service
Support to any child who has a visual difficulty. We can help apply for benefits, equipment and holidays.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
020 3198 0225
Updated: 15/10/2021
Find out more about Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)

Seeing Ear Online Accessible Library

Local Offer
Online library for people who can't use ordinary books
Helping people who want to read but who can’t use ordinary books due to visual impairment, dyslexia or a physical disability.

Age

Any age
01424 428 133
Updated: 15/10/2021
Find out more about Seeing Ear Online Accessible Library

Sense Children's Specialist Services

Local Offer
Support and advice for people affected by deafblindness
Supporting and campaigning for deafblind people. Tailored support, advice and information as well as specialist services.

Age

From 0 to 20 years old
0300 330 9256
Wakefield, Yorkshire
Updated: 23/12/2019
Find out more about Sense Children's Specialist Services

Sensory and physical support services

Local Offer
Support and advice services
A specialist support service for children and young people

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
The Civic Centre, OL1 1UT
0161 770 1513
Updated: 03/07/2020
Find out more about Sensory and physical support services

Sensory Team - Visual Impairment Support

Local Offer

Age

Over 18 Any age for Visual Impairment Rehabilitation
0161 770 4786
08/07/2020
Find out more about Sensory Team - Visual Impairment Support

Sightline

Local Offer
Support and advice for families affected by visual impairment

Age

From 18 years old
0800 587 2252 (freephone but some networks may charge)
Updated: 04/04/2022
Find out more about Sightline

The VICTA Parent Network

Local Offer
Online support for people with a visual impairment
Through Scarlett's Eyes is an online support and information sharing network.

Age

From 0 to 29 years old
01908 240 831
Updated: 06/04/2020
Find out more about The VICTA Parent Network

Together Trust - Therapy and Specialist Support

Local Offer
Support for carers of children and young people with extra needs
Special services to enable families to get the help they need for children and young people to get the best from school and home life.

Age

From 0 to 25 years old
0161 283 4848
Cheadle, SK8 1JE
Updated: 08/02/2022
Find out more about Together Trust - Therapy and Specialist Support

Together Trust - Woodlands

Local Offer
Short breaks for carers/people they care for
Specialist education, community and care provider: services include consultancy from clinical psychologists and play therapists.

Age

From 5 to 17 years old (upon admission)
0161 430 8604
Romiley, SK6 3EN
Updated: 18/02/2022
Find out more about Together Trust - Woodlands

V.I. Bees

Local Offer
Due to Covid-19 please contact us to check if our activity is running.
Hobbies and social activities for people with a visual impairment
Sports, hobbies and socialising for people with a visual impairment.

Age

From 18 years old
07780 466 410
Various addresses
Updated: 03/04/2020
Find out more about V.I. Bees

VI Talk

Local Offer
Support and advice for blind and partially sighted people
Supporting blind and partially sighted people, their families and friends, and those who works in the field of visual impairment.

Age

From 13 years upwards
07512 772 770
Updated: 22/10/2021
Find out more about VI Talk