If your child's vision has been severely impaired as a result of retinoblastoma they may be eligible for a grant to buy special sensory toys and equipment to help them throughout their education.
VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Take Action) is one organisation which offers this service, as well as other services including an activities programme for children http://www.victa.org.uk
National Blind Children's Society
NBCS - The National Blind Children's Society, which offers support to children with any kind of visual impairment, can help parents identify the most suitable equipment needed to help your child reach their full potential academically. www.nbcs.org.uk
The Family Fund is an independent charity working to help families caring for disabled or seriously ill children under the age of 16 at home. They can provide grants and information related to the care of the child and are able to help families with a gross annual income of £28,000 or less. Grants must be related to the care of the child, e.g. clothing, bedding, appliances, educational equipment, holidays and outings.
Telephone: 01904 658085
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is for families who have a disabled child and for those who work with them or who are interested in finding out more about their needs. They help families with support and information, with local support groups and medical information.
Telephone: 0808 808 3555
RNIB has a helpline which offers immediate, expert and confidential service and can help with the following:
- Put you in touch with specialist advice services.
- Give you details of support groups and services in your area.
- Provide free information on eye conditions, living with sight loss, benefits and your rights, equipment and resources.
Telephone: 0845 766 9999
Turn2us is a charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Its free, accessible website has been designed to help you find appropriate sources of financial support, quickly and easily, based on your particular needs and circumstances.