The benefits listed below are a selection of those that are specifically for people who have a disability including people who have sight impairments. Please note that some of these benefits are only available to people who are registered as severely sight impaired/blind or sight impaired/partially sighted.
Please note this is only a selection of the benefits that may be available to you. For a full list please visit the benefits section of RNIB's website.
- Blue badge for disabled parking. Available if the applicant is registered severely sight impaired/blind or sight impaired and meeting other mobility criteria.
- TV licence concession. Available only if the applicant is registered severely sight impaired/blind.
- Free sight tests.
- Disabled persons railcard.
- Help with NHS costs.
Fair Access to Care System (FACS)
FACS is a scheme operated by Local Authorities to ensure that people can have access to subsidised services and equipment that will promote independence and help to ensure their safety.
Before you think about buying a piece of equipment that will help with day-to-day living skills and mobility, please check with your local KAB rehabilitation team first. If you meet the FACS criteria, you may be eligible to receive equipment free of charge for long term loan as well as subsidised services.