SeeAbility (The Royal School for the Blind)

Isolation to inclusion. Leaving no-one behind.

At SeeAbility we believe that no-one should feel isolated. That’s why we’re ambitious for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss to be in charge of their own lives, to develop essential skills, to share their voice, and create opportunities for everyone to feel included.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 December 2020 to 12:00 PM, 8 December 2020

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (255913)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£35,000

Amount raised

£35,615

Donations

51

Championed by Candis Club

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

  • “During the pandemic, I missed my friend and the staff at The Willows - they're all so friendly but I did phone every few days to speak to Joyce. We would 'duet' to a couple of her favourite songs over the phone”

    — Vivien, SeeAbility volunteer

  • “For nearly three years my son was a recluse. The SeeAbility team have given him a life”

    — Sharon, parent of Ed who is supported by SeeAbility

  • “Gradually, SeeAbility’s support helped me to rebuild my confidence. They knew the best way to support me, and they were always there to encourage me through those difficult few years.”

    — Grace, who is supported by SeeAbility

  • "With the right support, people with disabilities can contribute so much and make companies better and more inclusive."

    — Gabby, supported by SeeAbility and an Associate on our Engagement programme

Situation

Many of us felt isolated due to the pandemic, yet people with learning disabilities can feel isolated all the time. A lack of accessibility, mental health issues, lack of confidence and anxiety can all lead to isolation. Imagine if you felt excluded because of inaccessible spaces, prejudice, a lack of job opportunities or limited friendship circles. With your support, we will combat isolation so that more people with disabilities can thrive and achieve their ambitions, as equals in society.

Solution

Our specialist teams provide person-centred support to improve quality of life, physical and mental wellbeing, encourage new skills and grow independence. We’re working to remove the social barriers by enabling the people we support to have a voice and challenge the status quo. Together with people we support and our partners, we will challenge society to be more inclusive, improve accessibility and enable people to achieve their ambitions.