Are you willing to share your experience of living with an eye condition(s) whether that’s in one or both eyes?  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) understand there are different levels of vision as well as blindness, so they want to hear from a range of people to understand their needs and experiences.

RNIB Meet & Greet discussion groups are available to people aged 16 onwards, who live in the UK and have never used RNIB before.  The groups are held over Microsoft Teams or Zoom on Monday to Friday with a variety of start times available ranging from 8am to 6pm.  The groups last for 1½ to 2 hours.  If you want to join by telephone, they have the option of dialling you into the call, so you aren’t left out and they are sure to hear from everyone they possibly can.

They want to listen to what is important in your daily life and learn from your experience, so they can be sure they understand the real issues you face.  They are aware that challenges may be determined by where you live or some other reason.  The groups also provide a chance to find out about RNIB’s activities that are available to you free of charge.

What’s in it for you?

  • being heard and influencing services.
  • a sense of purpose in helping reduce the number of people without support.
  • being valued for the skills, knowledge, attitudes and experience you bring.
  • involvement can build personal confidence and self-worth.
  • it can stimulate your mind in different ways.

If you apply for this opportunity please let the organisers know that you saw it advertised by Shaping Our Lives. Thank you!

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