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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Visit the RNIB website (www.rnib.org.uk)
Henshaws Society for Blind People (HSBP)
Henshaws Society for Blind
88-92 Talbot Road
Tel: 0161 872 1234
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)
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
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
324 Grays Inn Road
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)
Tel: 01432 376621
Fax: 01432 376628
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)
The Macular Disease Society
PO Box 1870
Tel: 0845 241 2041
This is a registered charity with national cover. It aims to be the main self-help organisation for people suffering from macular disease (loss of central vision). The Society has a dedicated eye donor scheme and sponsors its own Research Fellow working at London University on the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the condition.
Visit The Macular Disease Society website (www.maculardisease.org)
RP Fighting Blindness
PO Box 350
Helpline: 01280 860363 (For support and counselling)
Office: 01280 821334 (For membership details and information materials)
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)
2 Queens Crescent
Tel: 0141 332 4632
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)