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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Run the London Marathon for LOOK

Our 2018 London Marathon team is now accepting registration requests. Please email our Marathon coordinator: Stephen Mitchell on for more information.

Look-UK News

Getting Great at the Everyday: Confidence & Wellbeing weekend

April 13 – 15, 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.  Alongside practical, fun workshops, there’ll be the chance  to share experience with  VI young people and their parents  with […]

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LOOK Wellbeing Weekend

Look Wellbeing Weekend : 15-17 September 2017. As part of our fabulous mentoring project, Look are excited to announce our first wellbeing weekend! Look mentoring brings young people with a vision impairment together for peer support, through online messaging and a programme of face to face events. Mentors are aged 18-29 and mentees are aged 11-18. The […]

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LOOK-UK mentors win national award

On Wednesday 5th July, we attended the Brightside Trust Mentoring awards and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Some of LOOK’s mentors and mentees were shortlisted for two awards; mentee of the year and mentoring pair of the year. We are delighted to inform you that Danielle and Jack won mentoring pair of the year! They were presented […]

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Celebrations at LOOK-UK as mentors are nominated for national award

Still in its pilot year, LOOK-UK’s mentors are making it an awards season, as some have been nominated for a national award. This is thrilling news for our mentors and mentees, whose names are up for the Brightside Trust Mentoring Award. The Brightside Trust mentoring awards celebrate the inspiring stories of mentors and mentees nationwide. It […]

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Thank You Message From Rona

On 23rd April 2017, 25 incredible runners gave up their sweat and tears and completed the London Marathon to raise funds for LOOK-UK. The money they raised will go directly to supporting blind and visually impaired children and young people through our mentoring project. (the photo shows a picture of Rona) Here is a message from […]

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Virgin London Marathon 2017

Our 25 Marathon runners were unmistakable on the start line, resplendent in their distinctive LOOK vests – you couldn’t miss them! 26.2 miles later, they all crossed the finish line. Whether it was a sub three hour or a six plus hour, it didn’t matter. The pain, sweat, blisters and tears were all forgotten within […]

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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:

LOOK’s London Marathon runners

The David Cock Foundation

The Eranda 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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