Blindcare focuses on supporting expert delivery of education, vocational, independent living and employment skills training for young people with visual impairment from across the UK.
The charity understands that intervention at an early stage in life makes a massive positive impact on the future life chances, opportunities and outcomes for people with VI and it supports a range of projects that deliver on this.
Its main partner is the Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), the UK’s leading further education (FE) college for those aged 16 plus with visual impairment. RNC supports up to 80 students a year, age 16-25, in a residential setting and was rated ‘Outstanding’ for its residential provision by Ofsted in 2018.
Some of its students go on to university (usually their first choice), while others transition into work or volunteering in their own communities.