The RNIB offer free practical and emotional support to help people with sight loss deal with increasing financial pressures.
People with sight loss are entitled to financial support to help with the extra costs associated with their disability. The RNIB can help you identify the financial help, tax allowances and concessions you could be entitled to and give you the information and support you need to apply. They also have handy tips on how to manage your finances independently when you have sight loss.
The RNIB provide information about financial support on specific areas, such as fuel poverty, and signpost to other dedicated organisations which can provide advice in the areas that matter to you.
Download their cost of living factsheet and try out their benefits calculator to find out exactly what you could be receiving. You could also book a place on one of their free Living Well with Sight Loss: Focus on Money Matters courses.
You can call the RNIB’s Helpline on 0303 123 9999, say “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline” to an Alexa-enabled device, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They’re open 8am-8pm on weekdays and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.