Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Type of service:
Forums And Support Networks
105 Judd Street, Camden, London WC1H 9NE
Telephone number:
0303 123 9999
Email address:
Service description:

If you need someone who understands sight loss, the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is there for you.

Everyone who is blind or partially sighted has their own unique experience, so the RNIB don’t take a one‑size‑fits-all approach. They offer a range of products and services to help you to maintain your independence and live the life you want to lead.

The RNIB's services include:

  • Sight Loss Advice Service: Offering information, advice, practical support, and emotional support. This includes hospital-based Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs).
  • RNIB Living Well With Sight Loss courses.
  • Opportunities to connect with others, over the phone, online, and at events.
  • Accessible reading materials, like talking books, newspapers, and magazines.
  • RNIB Bookshare: A free online collection of educational books and resources.
  • The RNIB Online Shop: Selling products to help you live independently.

To access any of the RNIB's services, call their helpline on 0303 123 9999, email, or visit You can also say, “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline” to an Alexa-enabled device.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a registered charity (no. 226227).


Age range:
0 - 99 years
Opening hours:
Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 13:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Open to everyone
Referral route:
  • No referral needed
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