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There are an estimated 39,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people in England and Wales. Every day, four more children will be diagnosed with sight loss.
Blind and partially sighted children and young people frequently live wonderful and fulfilling lives. However, statistically they are at a disadvantage.
- 90% of those who lose their sight in youth will never have a long-term job
- Two thirds of blind people are living on or below the poverty line
- Most will never have a meaningful relationship
RSBC knows that sight loss can affect a whole family. Through our Families First service, we work with parents or carers to help them to provide the best possible environment for their young person to grow and develop.
If they need more practical guidance, they can use some of our online tools, such as our benefits calculator, or the advice section at the bottom of our Get Our Help webpage.
We help blind and partially sighted children and young people to build friendships, develop their confidence, independence and social skills through our Live Life Go Further programme, which offers an exciting choice of regular activities including sport and healthy living, music and creative, social meet-ups and events, youth voice and campaigning.
At our specialist Further Education college, Dorton College, our students are able to follow an individual programme of academic learning and skills development.
This is where you come in! Taking part in RSBC’s Life Without Limits Lottery means that with your help we can support blind and partially sighted children to fulfil their potential. We hope you enjoy playing as well!
Buying a ticket through in our lottery means that we can continue to grow and provide our services across England and Wales. So whether you buy 1 ticket or 10 tickets, thank you.