About us

Who we are

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Action for Blind People has been offering vital support for people who are blind and partially sighted for over 150 years.

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Important news about Action for Blind People

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From 1 April 2017, Action for Blind People will fully merge with RNIB. This will allow us to help more blind and partially sighted people by combining our services, knowledge and expertise.

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What we do

Independent living with sight loss.

We can support you to live as independently as possible by providing tailored information and guidance to help you understand what it means to be blind or partially sighted.

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Values and vision

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Our values are central to how we work and underpin everything we do.

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Work for us

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We recognise the value of recruiting people who are able to make a positive and effective contribution to the charity and who are representative of the communities in which we work

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Involvement

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The aim of Involvement is to give our service users a voice, and to ensure that everything we do is informed by the insight and experience of people with sight loss.

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Contact us

Contacting Action by phone, email or online.

You can reach Action for Blind People in a number of ways, either by contacting your local Action team, calling our helpline, calling our central office or by writing to us.

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Media centre

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Welcome to Action for Blind People’s media centre where you can find out more about the work we do, key statistics and get in touch with the press office team.

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Local Action teams

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Action has teams across the UK ready to offer support with a variety of services including employment and welfare support, actionnaires clubs and technology advice.

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