Low Vision Pathways

21 May 2004

Background: “A growing number of the most vulnerable people in this country experience a quality of life that is significantly, but unnecessarily, diminished for the want of basic, relatively inexpensive health care” (RNIB 1999) This statement relates to the estimated 2.1 million people in the UK who have low vision and for whom services across the country are variable and,

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Charter for Families of Young Children with Vision Impairments

7 July 2003

This Charter is for families of young children (under the age of 7) who have a vision impairment.  It was conceived within the context of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and, in the UK, the Children Act (1989) and the many initiatives to provide earlier and more integrated, responsive and comprehensive services.  It aims

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Families of Young Children with a Visual Impairment – Research Summary

7 July 2003

The Charter for Families of Children with Vision Impairments has been developed from a research study which explored day-to-day life for parents and families bringing up young children with vision impairments, and their experience of services intended to support them.  In this Summary, we will describe the families who helped us, how we collected our information and our key findings.

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Low Vision Framework Document

6 June 2003

Demographic changes and improvements in health care have led to an increasing elderly population and longer life expectation. Emphasis is laid on older people retaining their independence in the community, yet for a variety of reasons current service provision does not always meet the needs of this vulnerable group. Visual impairment affects all age groups but predominantly older people and

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