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Below are the details of some organisations that may be able to help you with further queries.

Royal National Institute for the Blind

105 Judd Street
London
WC1H 9NE

Tel: 0845 766 99 99 (UK callers only - Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Textphone users call via Typetalk: 0800 51 51 52

The RNIB provides information, support and advice for anyone with a serious sight problem. They not only provide braille, Talking Books and computer training, but imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

If you want more information about the campaign to secure Photodynamic Therapy treatment for wet macular degeneration please call RNIB Campaigns on 020 7391 2123 or email: campaign@rnib.org.uk

If you would like more information about AMD or PDT please call us on 020 7388 1266 and ask to speak to a member of our Eye Health Information Team.

You can also email: ehu@rnib.org.uk

Visit the RNIB website (www.rnib.org.uk)

Henshaws Society for Blind People (HSBP)

Henshaws Society for Blind People
Atherton House
88-92 Talbot Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 0GS
UK

Tel: 0161 872 1234

Email: info@henshaws.org.uk

Henshaws provides a wide range of services for people who have sight difficulties. They aim to enable visually impaired people of all ages to maximise their independence and enjoy a high quality of life. They have centres in: Harrogate, Knaresborough, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Trafford.

Visit the Henshaws Society website (www.henshaws.org.uk)

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA)

Burghfield Common
Reading
RG7 3YG
UK

Tel: 0870 600 2323

The GDBA's mission is to provide guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.

Action for Blind People

14-16 Verney Road
London
SE16 3DZ

Tel: 0800 915 4666 (info & advice)

Tel: 020 7635 4800 (central office)

Registered charity with national cover who provide practical support in the areas of housing, holidays, information, employment and training, cash grants and welfare rights for blind and partially sighted people. Leaflets and booklets are available free of charge, including Getting On - A Guide To Services For Visually Impaired People. No SAE required.

Visit the Action for Blind People website (www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk)

National League of the Blind and Disabled

Central Office
Swinton House
324 Grays Inn Road
London
WC1X 8DD

Tel: 020 7837 6103

Fax: 020 7278 0436

Textphone: 020 7837 6103

National League of the Blind and Disabled is a registered trade union and is involved in all issues regarding the employment of blind and disabled people in the UK.

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)

College Road
Hereford
HR1 1EB

Tel: 01432 376621

Fax: 01432 376628

Email: info@rncb.ac.uk

The Royal National College is a specialist residential College of further education and training, working with people from the age of 16, who are blind or partially sighted to promote their independence and potential. The RNC provides a range of full time programmes and short courses designed to prepare people for progression to Further Education, Higher Education and the world of work. If you need to update your skills to retain employment or to pursue a new career, the RNC's range of full time, short courses, employment assessment and work preparation programmes could be invaluable.

Visit the Royal National College for the Blind website (www.rncb.ac.uk)

Macular Society

PO Box 1870
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 9AD

Helpline: 0300 3030 111

Admin: 01264 350551

Email: info@maculardisease.org

The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. Our 15,000 members make us the biggest patient group in the sight loss sector and the voice of people with macular conditions. We provide free information and support to improve lives and ensure no one has to face macular disease alone. There are nearly 300 Macular Society local groups around the UK. We fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.

Visit the Macular Society website (www.macularsociety.org)

RP Fighting Blindness

PO Box 350
Buckingham
MK18 1GZ
UK

Helpline: 01280 860363 (For support and counselling)

Office: 01280 821334 (For membership details and information materials)

Email: info@rpfightingblindness.org.uk

RP Fighting Blindness (Formerly BRPS) is one of around twenty national organisations forming the International RP Association (IRPA). As a result of this international co-operation, RP research is now being carried out by around 200 scientists in ten or more countries. Their website contains a wealth of information about RP.

Visit the RP Fighting Blindness website (www.rpfightingblindness.org.uk)

Visibility

2 Queens Crescent
Glasgow
G4 9BW

Tel: 0141 332 4632

Email: info@visibility.org.uk

Listening and responding to people affected by sight loss in the west of Scotland. For information on New View call the above number and ask to speak to David Logan.

Visit the Visibility website (www.visibility.org.uk)

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