Everyday at RLSB we are in contact with blind young people who are adamant that they’re not disabled, they just can’t see everything. They’re ambitious, determined and want the same things as we all do.
RLSB exists to help blind and partially sighted young people live life without limits. And with a history spanning more than 170 years, the RLSB has become an expert in helping blind people achieve their goals in life. We’ve helped thousands of people over our history.
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But we need to go further
The need for our work is increasing – paediatric sight loss is growing by 2 per cent every year and still too many of those bright, aspirational children fall into a cycle of depression, exclusion and unemployment.
It’s not good enough that this is still the case. So that is why RLSB is revolutionising ourselves and the services we offer and set a ambitious target to use our expertise to support every single one of those 7000 young people in the coming years.
We’re not here to educate them about visual impairment, we’re here to help them realise their own aspirations and ambitions. And we’ll do this through a mixture of expertise in education, personal mentoring, family support, sport, creativity and sensory development. We take the people we help on a journey to realise their potential. For a full list of our services, click here
Our teachers and support staff work side by side with students at our educational campus in Kent and out and about in communities across the South East and London. Learn more about the young people we work with.
We can’t do this alone, but with your help we can. Find out how you can get involved with RLSB.
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