Morocco – welcome to the adventure of a lifetime with SeeAbility!

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13 May 2019
Source: SeeAbility

As part of their 220th birthday celebrations, this October SeeAbility is partnering with the award-winning company Traveleyes to raise funds for the charity’s vital eye care work. They’re joining forces on a trek to Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak – offering both visually impaired and sighted adventurers a unique and rewarding challenge where everyone gets to experience the world from a new

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Looking after your eyes – information resources for people with learning disabilities

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10 April 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Adults and children with learning disabilities are far more likely to have a serious sight problem than other people. Therefore, SeeAbility have created some useful information resources for adults and children with learning disabilities about looking after your eyes, including easy read formats: Be aware of vision Eye tests Wearing glasses Getting the right support You may find the following

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How children with learning disabilities can miss out on eye care

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28 March 2019
Source: SeeAbility

An evaluation on the eye care needs of children in special schools in England has now been published in the peer reviewed international science journal PLOS ONE. Three of the four authors, including the lead author, are from SeeAbility’s clinical team – Lisa Donaldson Optometrist and Clinical Lead, Marek Karas Senior Optometrist and Donna O’Brien Policy and Research manager, supported by Dr

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Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee, 11 April 2019

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28 March 2019
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee, 11 April 2019

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Cardiff University: Traditional eye screening ‘ineffective’ for special schools

22 March 2019
Source: Cardiff University

A pioneering report co-authored by Dr Maggie Woodhouse has provided further evidence that traditional eye screening in special schools is ineffective in detecting vision problems for children with learning disabilities. The research, which was funded by the vision charity SeeAbility, concluded that full eye examinations are a more effective method for detection. The report aimed to present the findings of

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SeeAbility’s CEO reacts to the NHS long term plan

31 January 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Reacting to the NHS long term plan published on 7 January 2019, Lisa Hopkins, SeeAbility’s CEO said: The plan is one of two halves: whilst the NHS has embraced the call for preventative eye care in this high risk population, there is still much work to be done on supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to move away from

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Learning Disability Today: Leaving the family home: the possibility of supported living

12 November 2018
Source: Learning Disability today

Home or away? When it’s time for an adult son or daughter with learning disabilities to fly the nest, should parents opt to move out so they can have round-the-clock care in the home they have always known, or is a fresh start in supported living the better option? Darren Devine explores the options. For parents of children with learning

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Institute of Health Equity: A Fair, Supportive Society

5 November 2018
Source: Institute of Health Equity

The IHE report A Fair, Supportive Society highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population – that’s 1,200 people every year. The report commissioned by NHSE highlights key facts, stats, and interventions. Much of the government action needed to improve life

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Public Health England: Guidance: People with dementia and learning disabilities: reasonable adjustments

9 July 2018
Source: Public Health England

Information on the importance of meeting the needs of people with dementia and learning disabilities. This guide aims to help staff in public health, health services and social care to provide services that are accessible to people with learning disabilities that have or are at risk of developing dementia. Additionally, this guide is also intended to be of use to

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SeeAbility releases new film for Learning Disability week

18 June 2018
Source: SeeAbility

The national disability charity aims to encourage people with learning disabilities to look after their eyes and have regular sight tests, and eye care professionals to make reasonable adjustments so that people get the care they need. The theme for Learning Disability Week 2018 is health, and SeeAbility’s new film is about Leanne, a young woman with Down’s syndrome and

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