Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. We have been supporting families for over 40 years, and provide grants for a wide range of items, such as washing machines, sensory toys, family breaks, bedding, tablets, furniture, outdoor play equipment, clothing and computers.
Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full. Since 1931 we’ve created thousands of partnerships; making a lifetime promise to provide every one of our guide dog owners with a dog for as long as they need one.
Listening Books is a UK charity providing nearly 8,000 fantastic audiobooks on three easily accessible formats: downloads, internet streaming and MP3 CDs. Our service is available to anyone who has a disability or illness which makes it difficult to hold a book, turn its pages, or read in the usual way.
Est: 1834: BlindAid has over 186 years of experience in supporting blind and visually impaired Londoners. Our services are free. Regular home visits to over 1,000 isolated blind and visually impaired people, which offer both emotional and practical support. (COVID-19 virus permitting).
Blindcare was established in 1993 as a charity to support people with sight loss. This was achieved by providing various sight loss charities with funds to help them further their charitable purpose. Since 2019, Blindcare has had to make the decision to concentrate all its efforts on one aspect of life for a visually impaired person. The charity chose to support the education and training of visually impaired young people, as we believe that intervention at this stage of life will make the individual more independent and less reliant on others.
‘Knowledge is power' is a well-known adage. It sums up the work of our charity, for the knowledge we help to acquire through research, and spread through teaching and publications, is a powerful way of preventing blindness. Scientific research has led to many breakthroughs in the diagnosis and treatment of the conditions that cause blindness, but there is still a great deal we do not understand.
Coventry Resource Centre for the Blind provides practical and social support to visually impaired people, their family members and carers in and around Coventry. Sight loss disproportionately affects older people but can happen to anyone at any age. CRCB supports over 100 regular service users a week and more than 700 people every month to adjust to sight loss and lead full, active lives.
Leaving money to us in your will helps us to do our work. Formed in 1938, Wales Council of the Blind has been supporting blind and partially sighted people through the work it does for a large family of clubs and local societies. We are the only independent umbrella organisation for sight loss in Wales and we work to improve services and support for people who have lost their sight, either from birth or during their lives.
DDP supports disabled and very poor marginalised people in countries in Africa and Asia through projects implemented by our local partners in Ethiopia, India, Mozambique, Nepal and Burundi. Together we aim to achieve equality of opportunity and inclusion in education, health and livelihoods for people with disabilities and also for people whose disabilities are not immediately visible, such as mental illness and hearing disabilities; and vulnerable people, marginalised communities of former refugees, and tribal communities.
Fight for Sight is the leading UK charity dedicated to funding research to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease. We rely on donations to fund over £4m of eye research every year into conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy and a range of inherited retinal diseases.