Useful links

Wandsworth Family Information Service

Wandsworth Council’s Family Information Service provides free information and guidance on childcare, education, family support and activities for children and young people aged 0-19 years (up to 25 for young people with special needs or disabilities).

RNIB – Royal National Institute for the Blind

Practical and emotional support for everyone affected by sight loss.

Blind Children UK (formerly NBCS – National Blind Children’s Society)

Giving families of children with visual impairment emotional and practical support, advice and information. 


Providing support to blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families, including offering grants for equipment and services as well as organising trips and events.

LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children

Help, support and services for visually impaired children and their parents or carers.

Contact a Family

Supporting families with disabled children.

Blind in Business

Helping blind and partially sighted people into work through their training and employment services.

Action for Blind People

Providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages.


Supporting and campaigning for children and adults who are deafblind.

RLSB – Royal London Society for Blind People

Helping young people live beyond sight loss.

Guide Dogs

Providing mobility and freedom to blind and partially sighted people.

Family Fund

Providing grants to low-income families raising disabled and seriously ill children and young people.

The Amber Trust

Helping blind and partially sighted children who have a talent or a love for music. The AMBER Music Awards can help low-income families to pay for music lessons, music therapy sessions, musical instruments and more. 


Metro is a London based Sports and Social Club for blind and partially sighted people of all ages. Metro's members include many of the UK’s top international sports men and women, but the club is also there for those who are new to sport or who want to enjoy less competitive activities.

KIDS London (SEN) Mediation Service

Helping to settle disagreements that arise between parents and local authorities/schools about the special educational needs (SEN) of children and young people, and how best to meet these needs

Through Scarlett's Eyes

A social networking space for parents/carers to blog about their visually impaired children and seek advice and guidance.

UKAAF – UK Association for Accessible Formats

Unified English Braille (UEB) information