Supporting you

Receiving a diagnosis of a visual impairment can be a shock akin to bereavement and many people struggle to come to terms with what this means. We are here to help.

Julia packing a food parcel

825 people living in Reading are registered blind or partially sighted.

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) estimate that 83% of people experiencing sight loss have not been offered emotional support in response to their deteriorating vision, and 31% of people with sight loss are rarely or never optimistic about their future.

RAB can help you in the following ways:

  • Our Outreach team can give help and advice.
  • We offer activities where you can have fun, learn things and meet people going through similar things.
  • Our quarterly newsletter is available in audio, digital and printed format.