Book now for January 2019’s FREE Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

12 December 2018
Source: Vision UK

Following on from Vision UK’s successful pilot Counselling Accreditation Scheme course in June 2018 to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community, places are now available for the next two-day course. Date: 24 – 25 January 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria

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ONS: Children’s and young people’s experiences of loneliness: 2018

6 December 2018

The Office for National Statistics analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018. Main points Children (aged 10 to 15 years) • 11.3% of children said that they were “often” lonely; this was more common among younger children aged

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Welsh Government: Connected communities – Tackling loneliness and social isolation

20 November 2018
Source: Welsh Government

The Welsh Government would like would like your views on what they should do to tackle loneliness and social isolation. Consultation ends: 15 January 2019 This consultation • sets out our vision of the Wales we want to see, linked to the Welsh Government’s legislative and strategic frameworks. • sets out definitions of loneliness and social isolation. • highlights what the

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Vision UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Committee

16 November 2018
Source: Vision UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Committee

Papers for the Vision UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Committee, 27 November 2018

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Attach 2 -FINAL Mins Of VISION 2020 UK SL Counselling Accredn, 210717
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Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK CESS Cmte, 271118
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Attach 4 - Counsellors Survey 2017 Data Export
Attach 4 - Counsellors Survey 2017 Data Export
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Attach 5 - CfS Accreditation Workshop Summary Final
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Attach 6 - Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Scheme Process
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Attach 7 - Eval Summary Of Inaugural Accredn SL Counselling Crs Jun 18
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Attach 8 - Royal Blind Loneliness Report
Attach 8 - Royal Blind Loneliness Report
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Attach 9 - Change Of Cmte Name To Vision UK Mental Health Cmte
Attach 9 - Change Of Cmte Name To Vision UK Mental Health Cmte
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Attach 10 - Draft ToR For VISION 2020 UK CESS Cmt, Jul 17 V3 TK+MBr
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Places still available for the Second Vision UK Accreditation Scheme course to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community.

13 September 2018
Source: Henshaws

Date: Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 October 2018 Location: Henshaws, 4A Washbrook House, Lancastrian Office Centre, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M32 0FP Vision UK were delighted to pilot an Accreditation Scheme to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community. 13 participants attended the course, representing Ireland, Wales and the length and breadth of England. We are

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Second Vision UK Accreditation Scheme course to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community planned in Manchester

31 July 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK were delighted to pilot an Accreditation Scheme to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community. 13 participants attended the course, representing Ireland, Wales and the length and breadth of England.   The course aims to supplement the counselling services that already exist in organisations such as RNIB and The Macular Society that offer free confidential

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

21 May 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust     People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust and South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System found more training for support

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RECRUITING NOW: Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

10 May 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK are working across the sight loss sector to develop an accreditation scheme that will give a badge of good practice to counsellors who have completed a Vision UK 2 x day training course and have committed to a developmental plan that enables blind and partially sight people to access their counselling services. Accredited Counsellors will be added to

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Vision UK statement on the development of a cross sector accreditation scheme for counselling for people affected by sight loss.

5 April 2018
Source: Vision UK

This statement is an update on progress on the development of a cross sector accreditation scheme for counsellors in private practice, as well as supporting local societies to develop counselling services at a local level. The need for counselling support for people who are affected by sight loss grows significantly every year. Demand continues to outstrip capacity. Quite often clients/customers

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Vision UK supports the Blind Veterans UK and RNIB responses to the appointment of Tracey Crouch as Minister for Loneliness

17 January 2018
Source: Vision UK

Blind Veterans UK welcomes the announcement today (17/1) of a new Minister for Loneliness, in response to the publication of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. ‘We know that loneliness and isolation are issues that affect many vision-impaired veterans in the UK, due to the combined impact of sight loss and increasing age. Some research we did with

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