Longitudinal Transition Study results published. Funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust

9 November 2018
Source: University of Birmingham/Thomas Pocklington Trust

The University of Birmingham have published the results of a Longitudinal Transition Study, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, following the experiences of young people with vision impairment from secondary school into further education and employment. Findings from the study show that whilst participants are inching closer to the labour market, common challenges were identified: •Just over a fifth (21 per

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College of Optometrists publishes its Research Strategy 2018-2020

24 August 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists work in the area of research is guided by the Research Strategic Objectives and the processes in this Strategy. It has the overall aim of ensuring that the profession of optometry, and the practice of college of Optometrists members, is supported by evidence that members can understand. The College of Optometrists is the professional body for

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NICE impact falls and fragility fractures published

23 August 2018
Source: NICE

Each year, almost a third of over 65s fall at least once and there are an estimated 500,000 fragility fractures. This report considers how NICE’s evidence-based guidance might contribute to improvements in the prevention and management of falls and fragility fractures.   This report highlights progress made by the healthcare system in implementing NICE guidance. NICE recognise that change can

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Office for National Statistics: Living longer – how our population is changing and why it matters

13 August 2018
Source: The Office for National Statistics

Overview of population ageing in the UK and some of the implications for the economy, public services, society and the individual. Statistics and projections produced by Office for National Statistics (ONS) have long shown that the UK’s population is ageing. Our latest projections show that in 50 years’ time, there are likely to be an additional 8.6 million people aged

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BBC: Access to work: Funding increase for disabled workers

22 March 2018
Source: BBC

The maximum amount disabled people can claim to help them access employment is set to increase to £57,000 a year. This is a £15,000 – or 38% – rise from the current cap on Access to Work funding, which was introduced in 2015. The work and pensions secretary said the move was part of the government’s commitment to have one

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Fitness equipment isn’t fit for us, say visually impaired gym users

24 January 2018
Source: Thomas Pockington Trust/RICA

Visually impaired (VI) people enjoy the health benefits of exercise and would like to be more  physically active, a new report by consumer research charity Rica shows. However, they find that the design of fitness equipment used in many gyms is a barrier to their taking part in exercise and call for both gym operators and equipment manufacturers to provide

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Independent: Majority of disability benefit claimants being left with not enough to live on, campaigners warn

18 January 2018
Source: The Indepenent

Employment and Support Allowance survey suggesting 60 percent of recipients struggling even before cuts branded ‘damning indictment of Government’ by Labour. Some 60 percent of people claiming the main long-term sickness benefit believe the amount of money they get is not enough to live on, according to a major new survey. Labour called the findings from Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants “a

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Eye health and sight loss; statistics and information for developing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

18 January 2018
Source: Eye Sector

Version 4: January 2015 Introduction The number of people living with sight loss is set to increase over the coming decade. It is therefore important that when planning for local support and preventative services that the needs of people with sight loss and those at risk of losing their sight are understood. The eye care and sight loss sector have

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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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Healthwatch: Accessible Information Standard Survey

17 January 2018
Source: Healthwatch

Do you get the information and support you need to access services? Since 1 August 2016, the Accessible Information Standard (AIS) has been in place.  The AIS aims to make sure that disabled people and their families/carers get information in a way that they can understand, and receive the required support to access the health and social care services that

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