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Who are the youth forum and what do we do?

The RSBC youth forum is a group of blind and partially sighted young people aged between 16 and 25.  We are committed to creating positive change and championing the voices of blind and visually impaired young people, as well as influencing all areas of work across RSBC.

The youth forum works to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of visually impaired young people.  We aim to represent their views and opinions, highlight the issues that affect them, and make sure we’re doing our best to influence those who can push for change and bring about improvements in services at both RSBC and external organisations.

The youth forum meets regularly with trustees and staff across RSBC, to ensure that the voices of blind and visually impaired young people are at the forefront of driving the charities services and engagement.

Youth Forum Members

Our manifesto

We are working on a manifesto that will lay out our aims, values and beliefs.  The manifesto will focus on three key areas:

  1. Transport

  2. Mental Health

  3. Employment and education


Eyes on

Get to know us better!  Here you can learn more about what our members have been up to and hear first hand the things we care about…



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Rona Smith, Eyes On piece.

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My name is Rona Smith.

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I am twenty two years old,

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and I live in Oxfordshire.

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I am a dedicated youth

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forum member, and I

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am committed to my

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studies at the Royal

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National College for

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the Blind in Hereford.


Read More


Tune in to RSBC’s Unseen podcast and tap into conversations that young people across the charity are having.  These are driven by our young people and we cover a wide variety of topics.  The podcasts are a fabulous way to gain insight into what we care about.


Calendar of activities

RSBC has a range of activities for you, and some that your families can come along to as well!  Have a look through our calendar and you’re bound to find something you’ll enjoy!

Calendar of Activities