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Information for families

Here you will find useful information for families with visually impaired children.

Support for families:


The Visual Impairment Network for Children and Young People (VINCYP) was designated in April 2014. The Network aims to improve the care for children and young people with visual impairment. VINCYP involves professionals working in health, education and social work, parents/carers of children and young people with a visual impairment and voluntary sector organisations.



Welfare rights and grants:

Child disability payment

Child tax credit

Family Fund

Percy Bilton Fund

The Powell Family Foundation

Disability grants

Buttle Trust UK


Charitable service Providers

Visibility Scotland

Sight Scotland

RNIB Scotland

Guide Dogs (My Time to Play pre-schoolers)

Macular Society

Deafblind Scotland



Blind British Sport

Scottish Disability Sport

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