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 was established in 1834, and over the last 185 years, we have supported well over two million Londoners.
Instilling a positive, supportive community for visually impaired Londoners is at the heart of everything we do.
We give people the time they need to come to terms with the loss of their sight and develop the coping strategies they need to thrive. Our services are not time bound, but based on each user’s specific needs. While some service users only need a gentle hand on their journey to independence, others need consistent support.
Passionate & dedication
Our enthusiastic outreach team is dedicated to working alongside our service users offering friendly company, conversation and practical support as well as information and links to other useful organisations.
BlindAid is and has been since its beginning, an independently funded charity, which allows for greater autonomy and strong strategic thinking.
By constitution, BlindAid is committed to never duplicating statutory services and responsibilities. We ensure that we signpost service users to other sources of support wherever appropriate.
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