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RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

During the coronavirus

  • The helpline (below)  has extended its opening hours. It is now open on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • RNIB Connect Radio is available on Freeview 730 and online

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) offers information, support and advice to people with sight loss, their friends, family and carers.

Their services also include:

  • Their Sightline Directory is a free online directory. It contains contact information and a description of services for over 2,000 local and national organisations providing specialist services to blind and partially sighted people.
  • grants for household items
  • access to our National Library Service
  • over 1,000 products and publications
  • links to voluntary groups and social services that can support you and your family
  • schools and a college which help blind, partially sighted, and children with multiple disabilities learn a range of skills
  • residential care homes for older people with sight problems.

Contact details

Main Telephone: 0303 123 9999

Other Telephone: 01642 265 240

North East contact telephone


Helpline: 0303 123 9999

Helpline: 0303 123 9999

8.45am - 5.30pm



Cost: Free

105 Judd Street

51.5276 -0.125022

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Last updated: May 18, 2020

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