Vision UK launches updated resource for families of children with vision impairment

4 October 2019

Improved support for parents and families of newly diagnosed children with vision impairment was unveiled during the British & Irish Paediatric Opthamology & Strabisimus Association (BIPOSA) conference earlier today (4 October 2019). Starting Point, a leaflet that can be given to families at the point of diagnosis, has been redesigned to help signpost parents to appropriate resources and professionals, while

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Direction of Vision UK 2019

Vision UK logo

19 September 2019
Source: Vision UK

Following on from the Vision UK Leadership Panel meeting held in May 2019 and comments from the members, the direction of Vision UK document has been reviewed and amended. The direction of the future work of Vision UK is the continued development of the infrastructure organisation to better facilitate and encourage partnership and collaborative work, while allowing and encouraging members

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) position statement

23 August 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

All blind and partially sighted university students must have access to the support they need to achieve their full academic potential and the opportunity to obtain the same skills and experiences as their peers. Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a grant that helps university students meet the extra costs they may face as a result of their disability, long term

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Welsh Government Apprentices ‘Disability Confident’ interview scheme.

20 August 2019

Welsh Government will soon launch this years apprenticeship scheme. Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers, find out more about the apprenticeship Scheme here ‘Disability Confident’ interview scheme. As part of Welsh Governments commitment to encouraging disabled people to apply to the Welsh Government they will offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum requirements for the post.

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Consultation outcome: Public Health Outcomes Framework: indicator changes 2019 to 2022

16 August 2019
Source: DHSC, Public Health England

Good news that the Government response to the Public Health Outcomes Framework 2019/20 consultation, published on 2 August 2019 – preventable sight loss indicators 4.12i-4.12iv remain the same (please see Annex C) https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/public-health-outcomes-framework-proposed-changes-2019-to-2020

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If disability is not on your board agenda, neither is diversity #Valuable500

17 May 2019
Source: The Valuable 500

(Nor is innovation, productivity, brand experience, talent, risk, reputation…) Join The Valuable 500 and make disability your business The Valuable 500 The global movement putting disability on the business leadership agenda. We need 500 national and multinational, private sector corporations to be the tipping-point for change and to unlock the business, social and economic value of people living with disabilities

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RNIB Employment Service factsheets

16 May 2019
Source: RNIB

Attached below are 8 RNIB factsheets about different employment issues that they have prepared for blind and partially sighted customers.    

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Access To Work Factsheet
Access To Work Factsheet
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Disability Discrimination Act Factsheet
Disability Discrimination Act Factsheet
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Equality Act Factsheet
Equality Act Factsheet
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Job Seeking Resources Factsheet
Job Seeking Resources Factsheet
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Looking For Work Factsheet
Looking For Work Factsheet
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Reasonable Adjustments Factsheet
Reasonable Adjustments Factsheet
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Self Employment Factsheet
Self Employment Factsheet
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Staying In Work Factsheet
Staying In Work Factsheet
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