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.

Support for adults who are blind, partially sighted or deafblind (sensory enablement service)

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 as sight impaired

Why register

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

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.