The Royal Society for Blind Children receives National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people

6 December 2018
Source: RSBC

National charity Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) has been awarded over £480K of National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people across England. RSBC has been granted the funding to deliver a collaborative project, Live Life Go Further, in support of vision impaired children and young people aged 8 – 25 years old. The grant will

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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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ONS: Children’s and young people’s experiences of loneliness: 2018

6 December 2018

The Office for National Statistics analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018. Main points Children (aged 10 to 15 years) • 11.3% of children said that they were “often” lonely; this was more common among younger children aged

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Amar Latif presents BBC River Walks episode

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6 December 2018
Source: Traveleyes

We are proud to announce that an episode of BBC’s ‘River Walks’ will be presented by Traveleyes Founder and Director Amar Latif and will air at 7.30pm on Monday 10th December on BBC One. The episode will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly after. As a blind man with a passion for outdoor adventure, Amar will be abseiling into

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CCEHC launch the System and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE) – Emergency and Urgent Care

5 December 2018
Source: Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning

How to ensure your patients are managed by the right person in the right place at the right time. The main message from all the SAFE products is to promote the right commissioning at the system level, so that there is consistency, improved levels of communication and greater integration between services. The System and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE) – Emergency

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Local Government Chronicle: Ofsted: Special educational needs support ‘disjointed and variable’

5 December 2018
Source: Local Government Chronicle

Ofsted has criticised the numbers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) not receiving adequate support and raised serious concerns over the number of vulnerable children being excluded from school. In her annual report today, Ofsted’s chief inspector of education and children’s services Amanda Spielman said the quality of support for children with SEND is “disjointed and variable”

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Optometry Today: ABDO issues Christmas eye health advice

5 December 2018
Source: Optometry Today

A survey has revealed make-up habits that could lead to eye infections The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has highlighted the common make-up mistakes that can cause eye infections as it shares advice on how to avoid issues during the Christmas period. ABDO’s own research found that 44% of women have left eye make-up on overnight at least once,

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College of Optometrists launches new member app

4 December 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

New College app gives instant access to key clinical guidance     The College of Optometrists has launched a new app to help support members in providing the best possible patient care. The app gives College members instant access to a range of its core clinical guidance as well as patient materials, all of which can be accessed offline. The

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Energy UK: Bringing the benefits of smart meters to blind and partially sighted people

4 December 2018
Source: Energy UK

Energy UK, leading smart meter display manufacturer, geo, and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have been working with energy suppliers to develop an Accessible In-Home Display (AIHD) for smart meters for blind and partially sighted customers. Smart meters come with an In-Home Display (IHD) showing customers how much energy they have used. The aim of this project

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LSHTM: Empowerment, mentoring and men – lessons learnt from the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

4 December 2018
Source: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

“It’s important we focus on gender but if we are to achieve equity for all we must focus on all  the drivers,” said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General for Programmes at the World Health Organization, during the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference. Hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine over 8 and 9 November 2018,

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