Retina UK: Sight loss survey 2019

19 March 2019
Source: Retina UK

This survey is your opportunity to tell Retina UK about your experiences of living with inherited sight loss. Retina UK want to find out more about how sight loss affects everyday life, what support and services you access, and how best Retina UK can support you to lead a fulfilling life. Who should complete this survey? You, if you are living

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National Lottery Community Fund grant set to benefit over 500 blind children in England and Wales

19 March 2019
Source: RSBC

  National charity The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) has received more than  £650,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly Big Lottery Fund) to extend its Family Support Service. There are over 35,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people aged 0-25 living in England and Wales (ONS 2016). This funding, from the largest community funder in

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Macular Society film shortlisted for national award

18 March 2019
Source: Macular Society

A film highlighting the impact of the biggest cause of blindness on a mum and her young son has been shortlisted for a national film award. ‘5 Years Through the Eyes of a Mum’, which was produced by national charity the Macular Society, has been announced as a finalist in the Charity Film Awards. The short film is one of

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All at Vision UK terribly saddened to hear of the untimely death last week of John Thompson

18 March 2019
Source: Vision UK

All at Vision UK are terribly saddened to hear of the untimely death last week of John Thompson founding trustee of Vision UK and Chair of the England Vision Strategy. John was a wise, caring and passionate man who strove to make a difference to people’s lives. As well as Vision UK and the England Vision Strategy, John was heavily

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20’s Plenty for Us: Scottish leaders should prioritise local streets

18 March 2019
Source: 20's plenty for Us

20mph Scotland Poll 72% Support. Policy costs 0.75% of transport budget for 2 years. Leaders should prioritise local streets. Public opinion is for 20mph – 72% and rising. Scotland’s elected leader– Nicola Sturgeon should back a national change to 20mph. The cost is £10m for 2 years – only 0.75% of the total transport budget. Reducing road danger is like

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IRD COUNTS Invites You To Participate In A Survey

18 March 2019
Source: IRD counts

Inherited Retinal Dystrophies Consortium Operating for the Under-Represented for Novel Therapies and Services IRD COUNTS AND SO DO YOU! HAVE YOUR SAY! YOUR EXPERIENCE IS IMPORTANT! IRD COUNTS Invites You To Participate In A Survey Of Inherited Retinal Disease (IRD) Patients And Those Who Care For Them Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with an IRD? The impact

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MACS, Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

15 March 2019

Background MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support) is seeking to appoint someone to the position of permanent Chief Executive Officer for the first time in the charity’s history. MACS is an organisation that offers acceptance and inspires trust, gives support, and provides opportunity to our near 2,000 members based all over the UK. We provide support to anyone affected by

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Fight for Sight: Research to improve survival rates for patients with eye cancer

15 March 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight is this week announcing research to identify new treatments that could improve survival rates for an eye cancer called uveal melanoma. Researchers from the University of Liverpool will be analysing tumour samples to gain a better understanding about the role of mutation in a gene known as BAP1 in the development of uveal melanoma. The underlying changes

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KAB, Vacancy: Marketing and Communications Manager

15 March 2019
Source: Kent Association for the Blind

Salary: £28,961 – £32,173 Location: Maidstone, Kent Hours: 35 per week (element of flexibility) Kent Association for the Blind (KAB) is a countywide voluntary organisation providing rehabilitation services to visually impaired people in Kent, Medway, and Bromley. We require an experienced Marketing & Communications Manager to help take KAB to the next level and achieve our ambitious goals. As Marketing

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Guide Dogs, Vacancy: Head of Children & Young People (CYP)

15 March 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Salary:  £43,283 to £45,828 per annum    Location:  Home Based (Geographical Area) Job Type:  Grade 6 Category:  Permanent- Full Time Closing Date: 17/03/2019  Interview dates: 3rd April Reference: 0000029344 Guide Dogs are looking for their next Head of Children’s skills and support services to lead the delivery of a best value service for all customers using children and parent services

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