Institute of Health Equity: A Fair, Supportive Society

5 November 2018
Source: Institute of Health Equity

The IHE report A Fair, Supportive Society highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population – that’s 1,200 people every year. The report commissioned by NHSE highlights key facts, stats, and interventions. Much of the government action needed to improve life

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Guide Dogs: By My Side, strategy 2018 – 2023

1 November 2018
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We’ve been on this journey since our first guide dog partnerships were formed in 1931. In recent years, we have expanded our services beyond our dogs to help thousands more

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PLOS one: Cataract surgery and age-related cognitive decline: A 13-year follow-up of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

29 October 2018
Source: PLOS One

Background Visual impairment has been associated with lower cognitive ability among older adults, yet little is known about whether improving visual function with cataract surgery would be associated with slower cognitive decline. This study aimed to assess whether trajectories of cognitive decline differed before and after cataract surgery and compare those trajectories between older adults with cataract surgery and without

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Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmte meeting 26/09/18 post meeting documents

29 October 2018
Source: Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Committee

Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmte meeting 26/09/18 minutes etc attached below  

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Approved FINAL Min Of V UK Rehabilitation Cmt 060718 Amended 260918
Approved FINAL Min Of V UK Rehabilitation Cmt 060718 Amended 260918
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FINAL Min Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmt, 260918
FINAL Min Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmt, 260918
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Outcomes Framework Early Intervention
Outcomes Framework Early Intervention
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RNIB Group Framework For Emotional Support  Tiers Of Service
RNIB Group Framework For Emotional Support Tiers Of Service
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The Activity Trap: Disabled people’s fear of being active

9 October 2018

Commissioned by the Dwarf Sports Association UK and released by Activity Alliance. New research shows almost half of disabled people fear losing their benefits if they are seen to be physically active. Disabled people count for one in five of Britain’s population, almost 14 million people, but they are currently the least active group in society. This means that they

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Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee Terms of Reference

8 October 2018
Source: Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee

Attached are the Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee Terms of Reference as agreed 26 September 2018. Also attached is the membership list for the committee.  

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FINAL ToR For Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmte, 100918
FINAL ToR For Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmte, 100918
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Membership Of Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmte, Sept 18
Membership Of Vision UK Early Intervention & Enablement Cmte, Sept 18
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VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group): A stitch in time: the case for funding social care

8 October 2018
Source: VODG

This report sets out the key financial pressures facing providers of social care to disabled people. It describes the impact of an under-resourced adult social care sector that is already in evidence, and highlights the growing crisis in housing for disabled people. It also outlines how the government can best secure the provision of high quality care and support and

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2018-VODG-A-stitch-in-time
2018-VODG-A-stitch-in-time
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Serious eye disorders. Consultation on draft quality standard, joint submisison from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists with The College of Optometrists and Vision UK

2 October 2018

This quality standard will cover the diagnosis and management of serious eye conditions in adults including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. It will also cover preventing sight loss in adults. This quality standard will replace the existing NICE quality standard for Glaucoma in adults (QS7). The topic was identified for update following the annual review of quality standards in 2017.

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NICE QS Chronic Disease Joint Response With RCOphth COO And Vision UK V1.4
NICE QS Chronic Disease Joint Response With RCOphth COO And Vision UK V1.4
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Notes from the Care and Support Alliance CEO Breakfast Briefing with Caroline Dinenage MP Minister for care, 13th September 2018, Royal British Legion

28 September 2018
Source: Care and Support Alliance

Mark Lever, CSA co-chair and CEO of National Autistic Society opened the CSA breakfast by highlighting how social care support is essential in meeting the needs of disabled and older people and their families to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Read the full notes on the attached document below  

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Summary Of CSA CEO Breakfast With Caroline Dinenage
Summary Of CSA CEO Breakfast With Caroline Dinenage
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Public Health England: Health Profile for England: the health of England today and into the future

27 September 2018
Source: Public Health England

We have now published the first update to our Health Profile for England, a report which gives the most comprehensive picture of the health of the population. When we published last year’s report, it was the first time we had presented our population health data in a way that told a story. Now, just over a year on, we have

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