Rehabilitation Workers
Professional Network

The professional body for Vision Rehabilitation and Habilitation Specialists

RWPN is the professional body for Vision Rehabilitation Specialists and Vision Habilitation Specialists


Our purpose is to:

  • Set and maintain professional standards for the workforce to safeguard them and the people they work with
  • Promote the value of vision rehabilitation and habilitation  for blind and partially sighted people
  • Support the workforce in the day-to-day execution of their role by providing information, advice, guidance and learning opportunities

Whether you are a qualified or student Vision Rehabilitation or Habilitation Specialist, sensory assistant or qualified deafblind specialist, we are here to represent you. To read about the benefits of joining, click here

Vision Rehabilitation Specialists and Vision Habilitation Specialists can join as Full members/registrants. Sensory assistants and Deafblind specialists can join as Associate members, and managers can join as Manager members. Student, associate and manager membership is free.                        

We hold the accredited register of professionals working in the field. In this capacity we can investigate concerns and complaints about our registrants.

image shows a woman using a white cane to cross a zebra crossing, reaching the tactile pavement, next to her is a VRS observing

Photo of Elaine Hawkswell, VRS at Essex Cares Ltd teaching a client with a long cane as they cross a zebra crossing

Freelance Professionals

If you are looking for a freelance VRS to provide support, you may find one from our Freelance Register 

Upcoming events

The recordings of RWPN's 2023 online professional study day can be found in the members' section of our website alongside recordings from previous events and training.

This site is operated by the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network Ltd

Registered in England & Wales no. 9179719

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