We provide specialist support, accommodation and eye care help for people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss.

We don't underestimate people.

We encourage people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society.

The people we support overcome huge barriers to achieve exciting new things every day - they challenge us all to think about what’s possible and to rethink disability.

We provide extraordinary support and champion better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss.

Our aim is that people we support are able to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible; whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.

Our self-advocacy, influencing, supported employment and research programmes mean more people with disabilities are able to change attitudes, influence service provision and change policies towards people with disabilities.

Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.

Help us rethink disability.


Our Theory of Change:

Our impact: We aim to make inclusion a reality for more children and adults with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss

We will make this a reality by focusing on three key themes and delivering support and services to deliver change:

  1. People get more ambitious and creative support
    • We deliver specialist social care support with accessible housing options
    • We provide a unique combination of positive behaviour support, speech and language therapy & vision rehabilitation expertise
  2. People are better able to benefit from preventative services
    • We provide the only UK nursing care service for people with juvenile CLN3 (Batten) disease
    • We deliver the only national programme on eye care for those with learning disabilities with a clinical team providing eye care in special schools
  3. More people are participating and contributing to society
    • We enable and empower people with disabilities by supporting self advocacy, providing specialist support and volunteering programmes that are focused on participation and inclusion
    • We are developing a supported employment programme that enables people with disabilities to achieve their career ambitions


Strategic Vision 2017-22

Read our Strategic Vision 2017-22, which has been written using a process of co-production. We took eight months to carefully work alongside people supported by SeeAbility, their families, our colleagues, commissioners, donors, and volunteers to fully understand the organisational picture and the priorities for each of our stakeholders.