Our mission

Working with a diverse group of sight loss charities, the aim of the Greater London Fund for the Blind is to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people of all ages through our fundraising.

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How we make a difference

The Greater London Fund for the Blind (GLFB) is a fundraising organisation. By raising vital income we are able to fund a wide-range of services – delivered at the local level by our member charities – to help improve lives.

With over 175,000 people registered with sight loss in London, the requests for specialist support assistance is growing. For many of these individuals, sight loss brings isolation, vulnerability and lack of independence. In the year after registration, less than a quarter (23 per cent) of people who lost their sight, say they were offered mobility training to help them get around independently.

Only one-third of registered blind and partially sighted people of working age are in employment.

The GLFB, together with our nine member charities are working to change this. Whether it is providing specialist support to a family with a blind child, employment skills training to a young adult or lunch clubs for an isolated older person, our aim is to improve lives by helping individuals overcome many of the problems associated with sight loss.

For example, our funding over the last twelve months helped provide specialist, tailored support to over 28,600 people, or almost 2,400 per month. This has only been possible thanks to voluntary contributions from our supporters. The GLFB receives no government funding.

Please consider making a donation to enable us to reach more blind and partially sighted people in need of support.

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