Our services

Our services are designed to fit the holistic needs of our users. Many people diagnosed with a visual impairment may not initially have the coping systems and emotional support needed to negotiate a new, unfamiliar world. Visual impairment can make even the simplest tasks monumentally difficult.

Therefore, we provide an integrated approach, with our two core services of the Sight Support Service and our Community Project supplemented by two additional services, Share London and Grants to fit the varying needs of Londoners living with a visual impairment.

BlindAid operates on a strong set of values including trustworthiness, encouragement, integrated support, independence and integrity.


We aim to ensure that no visually impaired Londoner is left living in isolation.


As London’s oldest charity for blind and visually impaired people, BlindAid works to improve quality of life and promotes independence for Londoners with a visual impairment. We provide individualised practical and emotional support to reduce the social isolation that many people living with a visual impairment can experience.

Our Promise

Ultimately, we focus on building connections and reducing loneliness. Whether through our Community Sight Support Service, or through attending community-based projects, service users can depend upon at least a fortnightly call or visit and an understanding community.

Without BlindAid, many blind and visually impaired Londoners that we support would not leave their home or have social connections with anyone. We promise to provide the support people need.


"BlindAid understands that losing your sight can also be a loss of independence. Thanks to BlindAid, I now have greater independence."

BlindAid has been supporting visually impaired Londoners since 1834.

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See how BlindAid opens up so much for so many

Frequently asked questions

We respect that our Service Users are all individuals and therefore each visit will be as unique as the Service User.  Your Sight Support worker can help with many things, including:

  • Warm, friendly conversation and company
  • Emotional support
  • Practical support – for example reading/writing correspondence
  • Providing knowledge on other services and support that may be useful.
  • Providing information on what’s going on locally – for example: social clubs; local outings and events;  local sports clubs and leisure activities; lunch clubs; etc