Our services are designed to fit the holistic needs of our users. Many people diagnosed with a visual impairment may not initially have the coping systems and emotional support needed to negotiate a new, unfamiliar world. Visual impairment can make even the simplest tasks monumentally difficult.
Therefore, we provide an integrated approach, with two core services supplemented by four additional services, to fit the varying needs of Londoners living with a visual impairment.
BlindAid Anti-Racism Statement 2020
Recent events in the USA and around the world have compelled us to examine and take action against the multifaceted nature of racism.
BlindAid is a charity that specifically supports blind and visually impaired people. As a disability charity we hold longstanding values of upholding and working toward social justice for all people. We are a caring community, operating in the 12 inner London Boroughs. We work in the most diverse and cosmopolitan Boroughs in our City and our Board and staff team reflect the communities in which we work. Our charity is naturally an equal opportunities employer. We are inclusive, anti-discrimination of any kind and we stand against all systemic discrimination. The time for fundamental societal change is now.
BlindAid is an anti-racism charity and we vow to purposefully identify, discuss and challenge issues of race. We will also continue to challenge ourselves to understand and correct any inequality we may discover and gain a better understanding of ourselves during this purposeful process.
We determine to explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist charity.
We are confident that our anti-racism commitment is reflected in the day to day life and culture of the charity through our policies, programs and practices. BlindAid encourages all staff and volunteers to feel comfortable that their voices are heard and that each and every person working with the charity is valued. We operate a continual learning philosophy and we are committed to consistent improvement for the benefit of all.
Our free services can change lives for people who are blind or partially sighted in the twelve inner London boroughs in which we work. However, we need your support to continue and grow.
With your donations, we can continue to provide practical and emotional support to those in need. We appreciate every donation, all of which go towards helping Londoners in need.
Please consider supporting BlindAid today.
Frequently asked questions
We respect that our Service Users are all individuals and therefore each visit will be as unique as the Service User. Your Sight Support worker can help with many things, including:
- Warm, friendly conversation and company
- Emotional support
- Practical support – for example reading/writing correspondence
- Providing knowledge on other services and support that may be useful.
- Providing information on what’s going on locally – for example: social clubs; local outings and events; local sports clubs and leisure activities; lunch clubs; etc