RNIB: Supporting people with sight loss – Podcast series

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20 February 2020
Source: RNIB

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

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29 January 2020
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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
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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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Outstanding specialist team and special schools win coveted special educational needs and disabilities award

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11 November 2019
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An eye care project representing a partnership between 7 special schools and the UK charity SeeAbility, has won Nasen’s 2019 Provision of the Year Award. The Nasen Awards aim to recognise and share best practice which benefits children and young people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities (SEND), especially projects which ensure children and young people with SEND

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Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland

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25 October 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Butchart, Maggie & Colahan, Craig. (2019). Retrospective chart review of spectacle prescription prevalence in adults with learning disabilities in Scotland. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 32. 10.1111/jar.12588. Abstract Background Evidence suggests that people with learning disabilities are less likely to have an up‐to‐date eye examination as sight loss is characteristically underdiagnosed in people with complex needs. Method A

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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
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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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