SeeAbility (The Royal School for the Blind)

SeeAbility (The Royal School for the Blind)

Charity information

SeeAbility (The Royal School for the Blind)

We've been supporting people with sight loss and multiple disabilities for over 200 years. We are passionate about the importance of eye care and vison for quality of life, tailoring our services to meet individual needs and gladly sharing our expertise with others. Our work now reaches more vulnerable people than ever before.

Founded 1799

  • Mission statement

    SeeAbility aims to see beyond disability. We enrich the lives of people living with sight loss and multiple disabilities. People with these unique combination of needs require a specialist approach. That is what makes us different.

    We offer specialist support to people :
    - living with SeeAbility, currently in 23 locations
    - living in their own homes
    - attending our vibrant activity centres

    We directly support over 225 people every day and demand is growing.

    Through this work, we have seen adults with complex needs and sight loss, who have missed out on good eye care as children, sometimes with tragic consequences.

    We're passionate about growing and sharing our knowledge to prevent avoidable sight loss. Trust, integrity and respect are a the heart of our work and we do what we say.

    We enable people living with sight loss and multiple disabilities to:
    - look after their eyes and vision
    - look after their health and well being
    - maintain and develop life skills
    - make choices
    - live in a place that meets their needs
    - be a valued part of their community

    We work with people to realise their individual potential and often transform lives.

  • Aims

    SeeAbility (The Royal School for the Blind) aims to:

    • Continuing to provide excellent personalised services.
    • Providing more specialist support and accommodation.
    • Reaching more people through our advisory services.
    • Delivering support for children with disabilities.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1799

    Registered Charity Number: 255913

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 225

    Part time staff: 300

    Volunteers: 230

    Phone number: 01372755015

    Address: Newplan House 41 East Street Epsom KT17 1BL

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  • Children in Focus Campaign

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