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Three RLSB young people with President, Sir Michael Fallon MP

Ground breaking manifesto for blind young Londoners launched

“We’re taking control of our future.” Ground breaking manifesto for blind young Londoners launched. London based youth forum for blind young people unveils the country’s first ever manifesto, highlighting the realities blind young people face around employment, education, transport and diagnosis support.
Front door of No. 10 Downing Street

Samantha Cameron hosts No.10 reception for blind young Londoners

Samantha Cameron hosted a reception at No.10 Downing Street in aid of blind young Londoners who are struggling to overcome poverty, isolation and unemployment.
A microphone rests on a sound desk at RLSB's Future Exchange

London celebrities offer their support to RLSB’s Future Exchange

Olly Murs, Eliza Doolittle, Tim Campbell and Britain’s Got Talent band The Luminites added their support to the Capitals’ first ever youth event for blind young people living in London, hosted by the Royal London Society for Blind People.
London Underground sign with Big Ben in the background

Give us an app for a seamless journey

Vision impaired (VI) young people working with RLSB are calling on transport providers to help make independent travel easier.
Dorton House set back in it's landscaped growns

New owner of Dorton site

RLSB is pleased to announce that PegasusLife, a specialist property developer that provides well designed homes for older people, is the new owner of the Dorton site at Seal, near Sevenoaks.
Two members of RSBC staff sit together at a merger event

RLSB merges with B.I.G.

RLSB is proud to announce an exciting merger with local London charity Blind Independence Greenwich, to ensure the continuation of high-level services offered to blind and visually impaired residents in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Abire is seeing climbing up a tower at an RSBC event

12 year old Abire's confidence has soared with RSBC's Health and Well-being Clubs

Before Abire joined the RSBC's Health and Well-being Clubs, she was very quiet and shy. However after just a few months with RSBC, Abire is like a different person. “She’s so confident now!” Mum Wajiha says. Abire even inspired RSBC’s very own mini Olympic games!

"RSBC changed my life completely" Charlotte, 22

22 year old Charlotte from London joined RSBC early last year having been diagnosed with Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON). Recently she joined the RSBC Youth Forum, using her experience of sight loss to support others going through the same thing.
Al at the RSBC Talent Show standing behind the microphone performing

"I’m now so calm in these situations" Al, 21

21 year old Al from East London has been attending RSBC’s Social and Peer groups and Employability programme for two years. He credits RSBC for boosting his confidence and giving him the opportunities to get out of the house and banish his feelings of isolation that he had after coming home from college in Worcester.

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