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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NHS Digital: Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2016-17

17 January 2018
Source: NHS Digital

NHS Digital have published a report:   “Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2016-17” This publication contains detailed statistics on adults and children registered, with councils with social services responsibilities in England, as being blind or partially sighted. The data are compiled from the triennial SSDA 902 return submitted by Local Authorities to NHS Digital. Date Range:01 April 2016 to

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UK Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work

30 November 2017
Source: UK Government

The government has launched new plans to transform disability employment over the next ten years. The government will help to get more disabled people into work in the next decade, the Prime Minister said today, as a new strategy is launched to break down employment barriers. Working with industry, government will be taking further steps to help disabled people and people

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CQC Public Engagement Strategy 2017-21

27 October 2017
Source: CQC

The CQC is aiming to improve the way they engage the public by using their views and experiences in our work and helping them use the information we have about the quality of care.   This will help make sure the CQC are a strong, independent regulator that is always on the side of people using care services. The CQC want

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RNIB and Specsavers publish: The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review

20 September 2017
Source: RNIB

In September 2016 RNIB and Specsavers joined in partnership to transform eye health in the UK. One year on, The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review presents the key achievements of the partnership to date, along with new information on the incidence of sight loss and attitudes towards eye health in the UK. Key findings from the

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Shared Statistics 2017

14 September 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Social Research Committee/RNIB

Please find attached the sight loss statistics key messages postcard which has been reviewed by the VISION 2020 UK Social Research Committee.  Please feel free to use these updated statistics so that we are all speaking as one voice.   

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Guide Dogs: Scared Space Report

4 August 2017
Source: Guide Dogs

This report examines the results of a survey conducted by Guide Dogs into the experiences of all road users on shared surface versus traditional streets. The report reveals worrying statistics about the accessibility and usability of shared surface streets for all road users, but particularly those with a disability. Safety emerges as a key issue with 76% of respondents reporting

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IAPB: Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in The Lancet

3 August 2017
Source: IAPB/VISION 2020

A paper published on 2 August in the Lancet estimates that there were 36 million people who were blind and 217 million people with severe or moderate visual impairment (MSVI), making a total of 253 million people who were visually impaired, in 2015. It also estimates that 1.1 billion people have near-vision impairment—a condition that can be corrected with spectacles.

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Totaljobs team up with leading charities, RNIB, Sense, Guide Dogs and Blind in Business, to create a 5-step guide explaining how employees can support a colleague who is blind or partially sighted.

2 August 2017

It can sometimes be difficult to understand how a person with sight loss is able to do certain things in the workplace, like read documents and share written information. What do you do if you want to ask a colleague about their sight loss, but don’t want to offend them? How can you better understand how a blind person uses

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Loughborough University and Thomas Pocklington Trust: Research on the experiences of living with visual impairment and making ends meet

1 August 2017
Source: Loughborough University and Thomas Pocklington Trust

    Thomas Pocklington Trust have commissioned Loughborough University to find out about the experiences of being visually impaired and living on a budget.  We know that life can cost more if you are visually impaired but what does this mean for people on an everyday basis?  We are interested in people’s views and experiences to help improve understanding about

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