Useful Links


The Royal National Institute for the Blind  RNIB is the leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.  

Action for Blind People Action for Blind People is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people.

Thomas Polkinton Trust  The Trust is a leading provider of housing and support for people with sight loss. THe site contains a lot of information, including research findings and reports.

Guide Dogs UK Formally called The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Guide Dogs provides guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services to meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.  

Henshaws Society for Blind People Henshaws provides expert support, advice and training to anyone affected by sight loss. We also work with people with other disabilities and because all of this affects family, friends and colleagues, we work with them too.

Seeability SeeAbility’s purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have multiple disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.

Useful Vision    Useful Vision is a registered charity which provides positive opportunities and support for vision impaired children and their families across the North East.

RP Fighting Blindness

www.rpfightinblindness Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a disease of the eye that leads to loss of vision and blindness. RP Fighting Blindness works hard to stimulate and fund cutting edge research to find a treatment or cure and support those affected.

Macular Society UK charity for anyone affected by age related macular degeneration.

VONNE VONNE is the support body for the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the North East of England. We represent over 600 charities, voluntary organisations, community groups, networks and social enterprises from across the region with further reach through our many networks.  

Newcastle CVS

Newcastle CVS is an independent registered charity that exists to support, develop, promote, connect and represent a thriving voluntary and community sector (VCS) in Newcastle. Our mission is to support the development of effective, sustainable and influential voluntary and community action in Newcastle.


VODA is a registered charity providing advice, training, information and support to volunteers, voluntary and community groups working in North Tyneside.


A self-help group for visually impaired people of working age in the North East of England. We aim to promote inclusion of our members into their local communities and empower them to be more independent and self-confident.

Legal Rights:

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) Equality Act 2010

Independent statutory body established to help eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations,