European Blind Union: A New Chapter Begins EU finally adopts European Accessibility Act

12 April 2019
Source: European Blind Union

After over three years of legislative work, the European Accessibility Act (EAA) passed its last hurdle. Today, the Council of the European Union approved the agreement of last November on this landmark EU legislation on accessibility of goods and services. The European Parliament had already done so on 13 March. What is in fact a directive now needs to be

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Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) survey: Help them to define core information for joined-up care!

3 April 2019
Source: PRSB

We know that information sharing between health and social care needs to improve and that’s why PRSB is asking for your help to complete a new survey. The survey is a key part of the work which was commissioned by NHS England to define the core information that needs to be shared in local health and care records. It will

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Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are vital to supporting patients with sight loss

14 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists considers ECLOs as integral to meeting the needs of patients in hospital eye units A recent study published in the BMJ1, with support and funding from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has highlighted the continuing importance of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO). ECLOs work in hospital eye units at the point of

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ECLOs Are Vital To The Hospital Eye Service
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Vision UK response to the Public Health England consultation relating to the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

20 February 2019
Source: Vision UK

Attached is the Vision UK response to the Public Health England consultation relating to the Public Health Outcomes Framework. The deadline for the consultation is 11.45pm Friday 22 February. The consultation can be found here We have worked with colleagues at the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning, England Vision Strategy and CVIC (Certificate of Vision Impairment Committee) who are

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Proposed Changes To The Public Health Outcomes Framework From 2019 Vision UK
Proposed Changes To The Public Health Outcomes Framework From 2019 Vision UK
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HFT: New report “a red flag for the future of social care”, as providers warn cuts could soon be felt by vulnerable adults

18 February 2019
Source: HFT

The financial pressures crippling the social care sector could start to directly impact the vulnerable adults it supports, according to a newly published report, which shows the number of providers handing back contracts in the past 12 months has more than doubled. Independent research commissioned by Hft found that in 2018 more than half (59%) of providers had been forced

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The Kings Fund: Reimagining community services Making the most of our assets

24 January 2019
Source: The Kings Fund

This report is a call to action on community services. The longstanding ambition to strengthen these services has not been realised. Growing financial and workforce pressures are having an impact on the ability of service providers to meet the needs of the population and to make a reality of the vision set out in the NHS five year forward view

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Reimagining Community Services Report King Fund 2018
Reimagining Community Services Report King Fund 2018
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Papers for the Services support and care panel meeting 23/01/19

24 January 2019
Source: Vision UK Services Support and Care Panel

Papers for the Services support and care panel meeting 23/01/19 attached below  

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Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK SSC Panel 230119
Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK SSC Panel 230119
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Attach 2 - Strategic Panels And Leadership Panel, Dec 18
Attach 2 - Strategic Panels And Leadership Panel, Dec 18
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Attach 3 - Outcomes Framework Early Intervention
Attach 3 - Outcomes Framework Early Intervention
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Attach 4 - Vision UK Mental Health Cmte Work Plan 2019 V1
Attach 4 - Vision UK Mental Health Cmte Work Plan 2019 V1
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Attach 5 - Adult-UK-eye-health-&-sight-loss-pathway-with-charts-revised-Jan-2015 3
Attach 5 - Adult-UK-eye-health-&-sight-loss-pathway-with-charts-revised-Jan-2015 3
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Attach 6 - Pathway For CYP
Attach 6 - Pathway For CYP
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Attach 7 - SAFE
Attach 7 - SAFE
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Eurofound: Social and employment situation of people with disabilities

13 December 2018
Source: Eurofound

People with disabilities are among the most disadvantaged groups in the EU. This policy brief examines the social situation of people of working age with disabilities, using data from the 2011 and 2016 rounds of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). The brief looks at changes over this period in employment, education and training, participation in society, social protection

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‘The lives we want to lead’ – the LGA green paper for adult social care

6 December 2018
Source: LGA

The responses the LGA have received have make it clear beyond doubt: doing nothing is no longer an option. Years of significant underfunding of councils, coupled with rising demand and costs for care and support, have combined to push adult social care services to breaking point. The Government’s recent decision to delay its long-awaited green paper on the issue until

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Calling all women working in a field related to vision please complete WomenInVsionUK survey

23 November 2018
Source: Women in vision UK

If you’re a woman working in any field related to vision, please complete Women in Vision UK’s annual survey, by the end of November! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X2YCKMS Women in Vision UK Promote connections between women working in the field of vision and eye research. A network aimed broadly at all women working in and around vision, from basic research to clinical practice,

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