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Royal Society for Blind Children Support Groups

Royal Society for Blind Children are running clubs for young people on the last Saturday of every month at Queens Road Community Centre.

Areas of support include:

  • Support for families for ages of 0-25.
  • Helping families develop coping strategies, foster independence and socialising.  Meet others visually impaired young people. 
  • Weekly home visits
  • phone calls every few months
  • social and peer groups:  11-17yrs and 18-25yrs
  • AQA accredited certificates (i.e budgeting etc)
  • Various activities - young people decide what they want to do, and then take responsibility for arranging it - i.e booking, buying tickets, tables etc
  • Can be written as part of the EHCP plan

Family Support Service:

  • Advocates - can accompany families to various meetings ie schools etc
  • Supporting parents in a practical way
  • Referrals to services
  • Form filling 

Health and Well-being Activity Clubs:

  • Sports or visually impaired specific sports
  • Nutrition, healthy lifestyle and diet
  • 8-11yr old and 12-25 yr olds

Employability Programme:

  • Equipping with skills. Personally tailored plan. Can meet locally
  • CV writing, softer and harder skills
  • 2 week work placement which is monitored - risk assessment is undertaken

Choir and music project:
Residential College - funded by local borough (WF in our case)

  • Students live in 2 residential homes - for 3 years
  • Learning independent skills i.e. cooking, budgeting etc
  • Plus going to college for 2 days

Who to contact

Contact Name
Tom Skelton
Contact Position
Engagement Officer
020 3875 0924
07795 650062

Where to go

Arcola Street
E8 2DJ

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Last Saturday of every month 10-1pm and 11-2pm

Local Offer


Support for families and blind people aged 0 to 25 years.

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