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    Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

    At Vision UK we want to make 2020 a big year for eye health and sight loss, making it the “Year of Vision”. Join us in presenting a united front for change. Include “2020: Year of Vision” on your literature and campaigns. #YearOfVision     #2020YearOfVision

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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

GOC publishes guidance on disclosing confidential information

24 February 2020

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today (24/02/2020) published new guidance on disclosing confidential information about patients, including where patients may not be fit to drive.

Upcoming Events

Disability Rights UK: Into Apprenticeships and Training: Why Employing Disabled Young People Will Benefit Employers

Thursday 27 Feb 2020
This seminar will provide information and advice for employers, careers and enterprise advisers, disabled people, family carers and those supporting disabled young people into work, training and education.
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Podcasts

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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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86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources

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Feb

Wales Vision Strategy meeting 24/02/2020

\Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee. BNIB Cymru, Cardiff, Conference room.  Monday 24 February 2020 Papers Attached
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Feb

Dementia and Technology: a literature review and qualitative study

National Lottery Community Fund, William Grant Foundation, Life Changes Trust The William Grant Foundation and the Life Changes Trust are
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Feb

Agenda for Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee 2020

Agenda for Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee 2020 27 February 2020

Recent Tweets

Excellent meeting of the #WalesVisionStrategy group. Talking transport and #accessibility alongside social care and @WelshGovernment core funding for charities @RNIBCymru @WalesBlind @TweetIGA @GuideDogsCymru @MacularSociety @transportwales1

.@GOC_UK publishes guidance on disclosing confidential information. The General Optical Council has today (24/02/2020) published new guidance on disclosing confidential information about patients, including where patients may not be fit to drive. https://www.visionuk.org.uk/goc-publishes-guidance-on-disclosing-confidential-information/

The Sight Loss Councils in West Midlands, Merseyside and Bristol want to hear about issues affecting #blind & #PartiallySighted people. The consultation will enable Sight Loss Councils to prioritise projects that will truly make a difference to communities https://www.visionuk.org.uk/the-sight-loss-councils-in-the-west-midlands-merseyside-and-bristol-want-to-hear-about-issues-affecting-blind-and-partially-sighted-people/