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Support Organisations

As well as national groups and societies, there are also local organisations in some areas of the country, which are run to help parents of children with visual impairment. Below is a list of some of the national organisations.

Visual Impairment Scotland

Visual Impairment Scotland is a new organisation which aims to provide information and support to children with visual impairments and their parents. They provide clear and understandable medical information documents as well as a parent network support system.

Visual Impairment Scotland, Moray House, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

Telephone: 0131 651 6078

Contact a Family

Contact a Family have a team of parent advisers who will help parents to find further information on their child’s condition as they keep a directory of conditions and self-help groups.

Contact a Family, 209-211 City Road, LONDON EC1V 1JD

Telephone: 020 7608 8700

The National Blind Childrens Society

This is a national organisation that offer a wide range of services to visually impaired people aged between 0 and 24.

National Blind Childrens Society, Bradbury House Market Street Highbridge Somerset TA9 3BW

Telephone: 01278 764 764


Look is a parent run organisation, which was established to give mutual support to families of visually impaired children. There are local branches throughout the UK.

Look, Queen Alexandra College, 49 Court Oak Road, BIRMINGHAM B17 9TG

Telephone: 0121 428 5038 or 020 8678 0555

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB)

Telephone: 020 7388 1266

The RNIB offer a wide range of family support services. Contact the Education Information Service for an excellent free pack for parents.

RNIB Scotland

Dunedin House, 25 Ravelston Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 3TP

Telephone: 0131 311 8500
Fax: 0131 311 8529