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Organisation Details

Address Greenside House , 12-14 Hillside Crescent, Abbeyhill
City/County EDINBURGH
Post Code EH7 5EA
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 652 3140
Website http://www.rnib.org.uk
Email rniblothian@rnib.org.uk
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Activities
  • Advice/Information
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Self Help/Support
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation
Description

We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you’re losing your sight or you’re blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

Whether you need advice on staying in work, using technology to help you do everyday tasks, or simply someone who can offer emotional support to help you come to terms with sight loss.

We’re RNIB and we’re here from the moment you’re diagnosed to help you get on with your life. From the day when you need us the most, until the day you’re living your life again.

With your support, we can reach more blind and partially sighted people and face the future with confidence together.

RNIB Scotland is the leading charity working with blind and partially sighted people in Scotland.

Being there

We understand the impact of sight loss. We provide emotional support and advice at the time you most need us until the day you're living your life again.

Independence

We provide practical ways to live independently, whether you need help with technology, ways to continue reading or advice on staying in work.

Included

We provide ways to start campaigning to make society a more inclusive place as well as advice for professionals and businesses.

As a membership organisation we are dedicated to delivering services our members need and campaigning for their civil and welfare rights. We support children and adults with sight loss to live full and independent lives.

We offer information, support and advice to people with sight problems. Our work helps anyone with a sight problem - with Braille, talking books, education and imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges.

Location

Services

Name Telephone Cost Actions
Cafe Tiki 0131 652 3140 More info »
Edinburgh & Lothian's Joint Sensory Partnership (EMC) 0131 652 3140 More info »
RNIB - Membership 0303 1234 555 More info »
RNIB - Transcription 01752 690092 More info »
RNIB Edinburgh and Lothians - Leisure & Social Groups 0131 652 3140 More info »
RNIB Edinburgh and Lothians - Rehabilitation Service 0131 652 3140 More info »
RNIB Edinburgh and Lothians - Resource Centre 0131 652 3140 More info »
RNIB Edinburgh and Lothians - Social Work 0131 652 3140 More info »
RNIB Edinburgh and Lothians - Vision Support Service 07796 335 877 More info »
RNIB Edinburgh and Lothians - Welfare Rights 0131 557 1004 More info »
RNIB Scotland - Consultancy Services 01733 375 370 More info »
RNIB Scotland - Education and Family Services 0131 652 3194 More info »
RNIB Scotland - Helpline & Advice Service 0303 123 9999 More info »
RNIB Scotland - Learning Disability Outreach and Assessment in Scotland 01592 646 015 More info »