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    Furloughing of Vision UK Staff

    Due to budgetary issues, and in particular due to the COVID 19 crisis, we are having to furlough all Vision UK staff and put the work of Vision UK in abeyance for at least two months with immediate effect.  We will hope to re-open at the end of this period.

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    Vision UK

    Vision UK works in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. To enable this we are setting up four Strategic Panels:

    • Evidence and statistics
    • Research, cures and treatments
    • Services, support and care
    • Public perception of sight loss

    Panel members will include senior people from inside and outside the eye health and sight loss sector (including industry where appropriate). The panels will, via discussion and inquiry, set national strategic priorities and targets.

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    Who are we?

    Vision UK’s ambition is for the UK to be a nation where:
    • Everyone looks after their sight.
    • People’s eye conditions are identified early, treated and, where possible, cured.
    • People obtain services which are person centred, joined-up and good quality.
    • People with sight loss live the lives they choose.

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Latest News

Furloughing of Vision UK Staff

6 April 2020

Due to budgetary issues, and in particular due to the COVID 19 crisis, we are having to furlough all Vision UK staff and put the work of Vision UK in abeyance for at least two months with immediate effect

Upcoming Events

Postponed: VICTA VI Football Taster Day

Thursday 28 May 2020
Come and join VICTA for a kick about as we team up with the Football Association and our friends at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford to have a go at Visually Impaired Football at the home of the England Blind Football team!
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Podcasts

Latest Podcast:

John Welsman in conversation with Matt Broom, CEO Vision UK, on the changes in Vision UK and plans for the future

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Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment.

This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment.

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Sight Advice FAQ

The Sight Advice FAQ answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition.
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Over one-third of older people with sight loss are also living with depression

Recent Resources

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Apr

DHSC: Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities

This guidance sets out how Local Authorities can use the new Care Act easements, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020,
2
Apr

NHS England and NHS Improvement: Updates and guidance for optical settings

Optical Letter  01/04/2020 Dear colleagues Thank you again for your continued work to prepare for and handle the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mar

Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 31/03/2020

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that

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Furloughing of Vision UK Staff. Due to budgetary issues & in particular due to COVID 19, we are having to furlough all @VisionUKGB staff & put the work of Vision UK in abeyance for at least two months with immediate effect. We will hope to re-open at the end of this time.

Have you visited a UK museum or heritage site in the past year and used access facilities or support? Or been a companion to someone who has? Please take the Museum and Heritage Access Survey 2020 #MHAS2020 https://bit.ly/museumaccess2020

Sign Robert Browne's petition to remove VAT on audiobooks, and not to discriminate against visually impaired people - https://www.visionuk.org.uk/a-petition-to-abolish-vat-on-audiobooks-by-robert-browne/