What makes the Royal Society for Blind Children’s (RSBC) service special is that they provide specialised, bespoke support to vision impaired (VI) young people that is not generally available from mainstream Employment schemes. Their services are delivered by specialist staff and supported by an expert VI organisation. Their programme is carefully targeted, focusing specifically on building the skills, confidence and experience of VI young people aged 16-25.
Furthermore, their one to one skills sessions are tailored to the needs of each individual which vary widely according to, for example, eye condition, age at which sight was lost, academic ability and attainment, emotional/social issues. They provide assistive technology training so that young people can become skilled in using digital tools that enable VI young people to live and work in a mainstream setting. In addition to supporting VI young people we also provide expertise and support to employers during work placements, work experience tasters and transition into employment.