RSBC works exclusively with blind and partially sighted (BPS) children and young people aged 0-25. Our vision is to ensure that no child will grow up poor and lonely just because they are blind. In order to achieve this RSBC supports BPS children and young people to have the best possible start in life. Our programmes focus on building and improving confidence, skills, learning, health, social interaction and inclusion and include:
- Employability services offering tailored work skills, work placement opportunities and advice and support on how to find work.
- Social and Peer groups for young people to socialise, access mainstream community activities and boost personal development, self-confidence, life skills and build independence.
- Health and wellbeing services providing BPS young people with practical information about nutrition and healthy lifestyle and experience in a range of physical activities in their local community.
- Financial capability services offering young people strategies for managing their money.
- Family Support Service for parents and families who struggle to cope with their child’s diagnosis through practical and emotional support services within their own homes.
A specialist residential Further Education college, partnering local mainstream colleges with RSBC supporting students living in community houses.
- Local, regional, national youth policy in particular as it relates to blind and partially sighted young people.
- Direct service provision to blind and partially sighted children and young people.
- Digital, online and SMS communications. We can offer intensive digital campaigns via social media, blogs and email marketing