Blind Children UK

Blind Children UK

Charity information

Blind Children UK

Our services support children with sight loss - and their families - every step of the way from the challenges of getting an initial diagnosis, right through the journey into adulthood.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Blind Children UK is the leading charity for children and young people with sight loss.

    We help children and their families tackle the challenges of young sight loss so that they can enjoy their childhood and realise their potential as adults.

    We believe that no child should feel isolated and afraid or be deprived of a full life just because they can’t see. We help children and young adults with sight loss to be all they can be, and to live as independently as possible.

    There are around 30,000 children and young people in the UK who have a vision impairment.

    Blind Children UK is here to give them the skills, confidence and support they need.

    The services we deliver support children – and their families, too – right from birth through to young adulthood. These include practical and emotional support, information and advice and mobility and life skills training. We also provide access to grants for technology and equipment and produce large print books.

    Our aim is to enable the whole family live life to the full, so we also give parents tools they can use to help their children reach educational and recreational goals.

    Our vital services are funded entirely through money raised or donated by members of the public.

  • Aims

    Blind Children UK aims to:

    • CustomEyes - Blind Children UK’s CustomEyes service produces tailor-made large print fiction, non fiction and text books for vision impaired children and young people up to and including age 25.
  • Overview

    Established: December 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1051607

    Board members: 3

    Full time staff: 81

    Part time staff: 27

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 07500993210

    Address: Hillfields Burghfield Common Reading RG7 3YG

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Customeyes

    Books bring so much joy into the lives of children and young people and at Blind Children ... More