Greenwich

Visual impairment

Services for the blind and partially sighted

People who are blind, partially sighted or who have a significant sight problem can get help from the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Our team can advise on:

  • mobility and travelling - how to travel independently and safely and make best use of their sight and using specialist equipment if necessary
  • skills training - provide help to continue living independently by developing strategies and skills to cope with different tasks in the home
  • low vision training - find out which types of magnifiers or lighting are useful and how to get the most out of the equipment that is available.

Register with the Council

Registration helps local authorities and other agencies and organisations to identify the number of people with serious sight loss in the area. Registration is completely voluntary.

Find out more about registering sight loss (RNIB website)

Why register

Being registered blind, severely sight impaired, or sight impaired or partially sighted can mean that you are eligible for some benefits.

The Welfare Rights team can provide advice and you can also visit an advice centre.

People who are registered blind or partially sighted with us are eligible for a disabled person's Freedom Pass. This allows free travel on public transport throughout London with only a few restrictions.

Blind people can also register with the Taxicard scheme.

Contact Adult Social Care

020 8921 2304

020 8921 3392

Contact Welfare Rights

Welfare Rights enquiry form

Public Advice Line: 020 8921 6375

Textphone number: 18001 020 8921 6375

Fax: 020 8921 2016

Welfare Rights Service,
The Woolwich Centre,
35 Wellington Street,
London SE18 6HQ