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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 4 Strategic Panels:

    • Epidemiology, evidence and statistics
    • Research, cures and treatments
    • Services, support and care
    • Public understanding of eye health and sight loss

    We visualise these panels to be senior people from inside and outside of the eye health and sight loss sector (including industry where appropriate). These panels will, via discussion and inquiry, set national strategic priorities and targets for the four headlines.

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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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    Portfolio of Indicators for Eye Health and Care

    Within the Vision UK Ophthalmic Public Health Committee leading clinical and patient organisations have come together to agree which outcomes and quality indicators should be used to measure and improve the performance of eye health services around the UK.

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Latest News

Access to transport for disabled people

18 October 2018

The 'Access to Transport for Disabled People' briefing paper was published today. The paper explains the legislative frameworks and policies that apply to public transport users with disabilities or reduced mobility.

Upcoming Events

Visionary annual conference 2018

Wednesday 24 Oct 2018 - Thursday 25 Oct 2018
The theme - Strong Together: a brighter future through partnership - recognises the potential that exists among Visionary members, as well as in the wider sight loss sector, to make an even bigger impact by coming together, sharing skills and ideas to have a greater impact and a louder voice.
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks Matt Broom and Keith Valentine discuss the legacies from VISION 2020 UK and the future strategy and work which Vision UK will undertake.

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Vision UK provides a weekly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues. The newsletter covers topical news stories from Vision UK and our members, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

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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Around 360,000 people in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted

Recent Resources


The Activity Trap: Disabled people’s fear of being active

Commissioned by the Dwarf Sports Association UK and released by Activity Alliance. New research shows almost half of disabled people

Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee Terms of Reference

Attached are the Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee Terms of Reference as agreed 26 September 2018. Also attached is

VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group): A stitch in time: the case for funding social care

This report sets out the key financial pressures facing providers of social care to disabled people. It describes the impact

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