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Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC)

What We Do

We offer a range of services including emotional support and practical advice for families, as well as opportunities for children and young people to build confidence and skills across a range of activities through our personalised Live Life Go Further programme.

RSBC Families First

Having a vision impairment can be a challenge both for young people and their families. Whether a condition is diagnosed at birth or develops during childhood or adolescence, the implications are significant, and many people families will want or need some help to manage these.

RSBC Families First is a service that supports young people and their families across England and Wales. Our experienced, professional, Family Practitioners offer a range of support using evidence-based interventions. We also work in partnership with other professionals within the family network.

This support is focussed on a family’s emotional needs, particularly at times of difficulty such as diagnosis, deterioration of vision and life events such as school transitions or family difficulties.

Support is tailored to the needs of the young person (0-25) and their family. It may be short or long term, face to face, over the phone or online, at home or in school/college.

We aim to support to children and young people to thrive by supporting emotional wellbeing, improving confidence and self-esteem and building resilience.

We enable children and young people to create a better life for themselves, by helping every young person we work with to find and fulfil their own unique potential.

We can be there from the moment we are contacted, guiding young people and families on their journey.

We accept self-referrals and referrals from professionals.

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Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old