Supporting Parents and Carers of children with a Visual Impairment
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Welcome to LOOK…

LOOK-UK supports young people and families living with a vision impairment

Are you a young person up to the age of 29 and have a vision impairment, or are you a parent of a vision impaired child? Then we want to hear from you.

LOOK is here to help you improve your self-confidence, develop skills and make new connections.

WE do this through:

  • LOOK Mentoring project – become a mentor or find a mentor.
  • LOOK Skype chat groups – connect with others and share experiences.
  • LOOK youth forums – make new friends and exchange ideas.
  • LOOK voices – get your voice heard and become part of our creative team. We are looking for bloggers, vloggers and, for our podcasts, roving reporters.
  • LOOK leadership events – come and broaden your horizons.


We support young people to:

  • Feel listened to and understood
  • Gain independence, life skills and training
  • Learn to work as a team
  • Improve wellbeing
  • Develop confidence and resilience.
  • Make connections

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Look-UK News

Blind Man Running: Richard Wheatley’s Marathon Journey

Meet Richard Wheatley, blind comedian and physicist who is taking on the 26.2 mile long London marathon for LOOK. This is the first in a series of blogs Richard is writing all about his marathon journey.   My name is Richard Wheatley, Britain’s funniest blind physicist turned award winning radio news reader and stand-up comedian […]

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LOOK UK: Who We Are and What We Do

LOOK UK is a small national charity supporting vision impaired young people and their families to thrive. Since we were founded in 1991, we’ve been championing the potential of blind and partially sighted young people and spreading the vital message that vision impaired people are as capable as anyone else. Everything we do at LOOK […]

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“I just want the best for my daughter” Sue Costen

Meet Sue Costen, mum of 14-year-old Alice. Sue talks about Alice being diagnosed with Usher Syndrome and how getting in touch with LOOK provided Sue with vital emotional support. When was Alice diagnosed with Usher syndrome? ‘Alice was born profoundly deaf. Just over a year ago, during a routine eye test at Specsavers, the ophthalmologist […]

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‘It was crazy being on the stage at Wembley’

Harriet is one of our amazing mentors. Last month, she won our competition to see Arcade Fire perform at Wembley. She blogs about what it was like to get a touch tour of the Wembley stage and she shares how the experience has got her thinking about a career in the music industry. I’ve always […]

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World Book Day: Finding out more about audiobooks

Today is #WorldBookDay, a day all about celebrating books and reading. For many visually impaired people, one form of accessing books, is via audiobooks, also known as talking books. These are books that are read out by a narrator and are usually recorded. Sam Obigbesan, our project Assistant, blogs about the history of audiobooks and […]

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Getting Great at the Everyday: Confidence & Wellbeing weekend

November 2-4, New College Worcester. Calling young visually impaired people and their parents/guardians. Sign up to join LOOK staff and mentors for a fun weekend of activities designed to boost confidence, resilience and wellbeing. We have a team of  superb blind and partially sighted mentors, and Independent life skills experts on hand to inform, entertain and […]

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Sight Cymru presented with GSK Impact Award

Congratulations to Sight Cymru, who were presented with their GSK Impact Award at a ceremony on 18th May. The awards, which are run by GSK in partnership with The King’s Fund, reward community-based health and wellbeing charities by providing them with mentoring and funding.

Sight Cymru was one of nine organisations to be awarded £30,000 of unrestricted funding. For more information, including a link to a short film about Sight Cymru’s work, click here.

Vision impairment and complex needs in children and young people online course

Do you work with children with vision impairment and complex needs? VIEW is now taking applications for the VIEW/NatSIP Vision impairment and complex needs in children and young people online course.

The course has been written by experts in the field, and focuses specifically on children and young people who, as well as vision impairment, also have learning difficulties and other special needs or
Designed for students from any background – education, care, or health. Suitable for parents. Cost: £200 (£140 for VIEW members). Application forms available online:




Why not make use of LOOK’s great holiday flat in Scarborough? Open all year round the flat is there for families of children and young people with a vision impairment. It’s two minutes from the sea and can be booked for short breaks or longer. Call 01432 376314


Special thanks to our funders:

The Queen’s Trust

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LOOK’s London Marathon runners

The David Cock Foundation

The Mountbattern Foundation

Without their support none of our work would be possible.


LOOK’s address is: LOOK  C/O The Royal National College for the Blind, Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DT. Our telephone number is: 01432376314. Our email address is

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