RNIB: Supporting people with sight loss – Podcast series

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20 February 2020
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This podcast series is essential listening for those who support older people living with sight loss, people with sight loss and professionals working in the field of complex needs. Iain Kennedy and June Neil, from RNIB’s older people and complex needs team, have recorded the series to offer advice and support to carers and highlight the challenges presented by sight

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Dementia and Technology: a literature review and qualitative study

17 February 2020

National Lottery Community Fund, William Grant Foundation, Life Changes Trust The William Grant Foundation and the Life Changes Trust are pleased to publish this report, which has two elements: ◗ a literature review that examines available academic evidence on the effectiveness of assistive technology devices for people with dementia and carers living in the community; and ◗ feedback from focus

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Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 2020

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29 January 2020
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 2020 5 February 2020

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SeeAbility: Impact Report 2019

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28 January 2020
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SeeAbility’s very first Impact Report demonstrates how SeeAbility is making inclusive communities a reality. “In a society increasingly characterised by social division and uncertainty, our ambition is for inclusivity.” SeeAbility is in the privileged position of being able to make a tangible difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss and we’re incredibly ambitious about

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Public Health England: Eye care and people with learning disabilities

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28 January 2020
Source: Public Health England

Advice on making reasonable adjustments to eye care services so they are accessible to people with learning disabilities. Published 27/01/2020 Family carers and paid supporters who help people to access eye care services can use this information. It also aims to help eye care professionals to provide services that are accessible to people with learning disabilities. It includes links to

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SeeAbility: To celebrate World Sight Day 2019, and our 220th birthday year, we have released a report on our successful campaign for eye care in special schools.

11 October 2019

NHS England has now committed to rolling out a new national programme of eye care in all special schools in England from 2020, so the report A Change in Sight, looks back at our work in 11 special schools since 2013. Over that time we have: • Delivered over 3500 sight tests • Dispensed over 1700 pairs of glasses •

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RNIB Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Scotland, LEAD Scotland, National Deaf Children’s Society, Scottish Autism, ENABLE Scotland and The Alliance.

12 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

A coalition of disability charities is urging all 32 Scottish local authorities to maintain vital funding for children and young people with additional support needs (ASN). The children and young people concerned, an estimated 199,000 in total, include those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in mainstream education, as well as those with health conditions. In a letter to council

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SeeAbility and Beyond Words: New picture book will promote better eye health for people with learning disabilities

3 September 2019
Source: SeeAbility and Beyond Words

Adults with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people, yet research shows that 50% of adults with learning disabilities haven’t had a sight test for at least two years. Most will need extra support to recognise and report changes in their vision, and also to access the eye care services to which

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AOP: Moorfields Eye Hospital Creating Lifechanging Jobs For Young People With Learning Disabilities in London

27 August 2019
Source: AOP

An innovative partnership is transforming the lives of young people with learning disabilities in London. A partnership between Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and DFN Project SEARCH which aims to help young people with learning disabilities find full-time employment has seen its first students graduate. The London-based hospital began working with the project in September last year by providing

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Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee minutes 2019

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5 July 2019
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Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee minutes 2019 11 April 2019 4 July 2019 13 November 2019

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FINAL Min Vision UK LDDaSL Cmte, 110419 (amended 040719)
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