Rehabilitation Workers
Professional Network

The professional body for Vision Rehabilitation and Habilitation Specialists

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

  We hold the accredited register of professionals working in the field.


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 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 Worker or Qualified Habilitation Specialist, qualified assistant or qualified deafblind specialist, we are here to represent you. To read about the benefits of joining, click here

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

RWPN Annual Seminar & AGM

The annual seminar and AGM took place, face-to-face on Thursday 7th July at Birmingham City University. 

All of the presentations and resources from the day can be viewed here

We also hope to hold a virtual event later in the year.


Upcoming events

  • No upcoming events


RWPN have expectations that all registrants will ensure that they are keeping up with best practice and developing themselves as professionals.  Every year, a proportion of registrants are selected to submit their CPD Portfolio covering the previous three years; these are assessed by qualified and experienced assessors and constructive feedback given.

We are pleased to have offered a range of training opportunities, and are always keen to provide more.

We are always to keen to hear your ideas for training and professional development needs. 

Want to find out more about what rehab workers do?

What rehab workers really do

A day in the life of a rehab worker read the Guardian article here

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