Discovering your child has a vision impairment can be a worrying and confusing time but we’re here to give emotional and practical support to you and your family.
We know that consistent and informed support for the whole family, including grandparents, brothers and sisters, is invaluable for parents of a child with a vision impairment – that's why our experienced experts have put together this information and advice.
Here to help you and your family
Get support for your family
Every year we help hundreds of families by listening to what they’re going through and working alongside them.
Whether your child has been diagnosed or not, we can help you if:
- You're worried that your child's sight has recently changed
- Your child has been diagnosed with a vision impairment
- You believe that your child has a vision impairment but hasn't received a diagnosis yet
- You need help understanding your child's frequent hospital visits/eye tests
- You've moved to a new area and aren't sure what support is available to you
- Your child does not receive, or you are looking to apply for, benefits and grants
- You are looking for activities and early development advice for your child
- You have any concerns about your child's sight
Emotional support when you need it
We understand that some families need more than practical advice and guidance, they also need emotional support. Our specialist team can give you an empathetic ear and a space to talk.
To help you build your support network, we can put you in touch with other parents in similar circumstances through our monthly online peer support network. We can also help you meet other families through our family events.
For families who have recently gone through diagnosis, we also host an annual family weekend, where we run various supportive workshops and offer an opportunity for parents to meet, socialise and share experiences.
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Do you need help?
Please get in touch if you'd like some advice, or to chat about how we can help you.