Health and social care

Evidence gathered by the RNIB indicates that health and social care services are not currently meeting the needs of blind and partially sighted people. 40% of respondents in the RNIB’s (2015) My Voice report stated that information received was never in an accessible format and almost a third found it difficult to access the services they need.

Inaccessible health and social care services put the wellbeing of blind and partially sighted people at risk due to:

Sight Loss Councils help local blind and partially sighted people feel more integrated into the local networks and the sight loss community as a whole.

The London Sight Loss Council has produced a factsheet with guidance and advice on how to access healthcare information in appropriate and accessible formats. It can be downloaded here. 

The London Sight Loss Council has also created a factsheet to signpost blind and partially sighted people towards resources that can help improve or maintain mental health. It can be downloaded here.