UK Vision Strategy/VISION 2020UK response to the draft Care and Support

30 October 2012

Attached the UK Vision Strategy/VISION 2020UK response to the draft Care and Support Bill to help inform any online response you may be making this week to the consultation which is available here (either click the link or cut and paste it into your browser): http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/careandsupportbill/

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UKVS Social Care Draft Bill Response Final
UKVS Social Care Draft Bill Response Final
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New Research Stands To Improve Sight Tests for People with Learning Disabilities (Press release from SeeAbility)

29 October 2012

New research commissioned by Kay Pictures stands to significantly improve sight tests for people with learning disabilities. The Kay Picture test was originally developed to measure visual acuity in young children who don’t know their letters with pictures rather than letters. But this system is also very useful for adults with learning disabilities. People with a learning disability are 10

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KAY PICTURES RELEASE FINAL
KAY PICTURES RELEASE FINAL
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Technology4Good Youth Awards

18 October 2012

The Technology4Good Youth Awards are an exciting new competition to encourage young people to use accessible technology to help make the world a better place. The project can be helping the disabled, elderly, socially excluded etc, but must be either new or a substantial new element of an existing project, and must use technology as a significant component of the

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Social Care Institute for Excellence call for evidence – ‘Help shape the future of assessment and eligibility practice’

15 October 2012

The Social Care Institute for Excellence has issued a call for evidence on behalf of the Department of Health entitled ‘Help shape the future of assessment and eligibility practice’. The intention is to gather grass roots information about how social care assessment and eligibility practices operate in local authorities. SCIE want togather the experiences of individuals, organisations, service users and

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EXPERIENCE OF BEING ASSESSED FOR SOCIAL CARE BY YOUR COUNCIL
EXPERIENCE OF BEING ASSESSED FOR SOCIAL CARE BY YOUR COUNCIL
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New appointment at LOCSU

15 October 2012

The Board of the LOC Support Unit (LOCSU) has announced that Katrina Venerus, previously Director of Operations and Commissioning, has been appointed as the first Managing Director of the Company with effect from 1st October 2012. Welcoming the appointment, Alan Tinger, Chairman of LOCSU said “Katrina’s appointment reflects the development of LOCSU as an organisation and her outstanding work over

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LOCSU -  Managing Director Press ReleaseFINAL
LOCSU - Managing Director Press ReleaseFINAL
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NEW LONDON-WIDE INITIATIVE GIVES PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS A SAY IN SHAPING LOCAL SERVICES

11 October 2012

NEW LONDON-WIDE INITIATIVE GIVES PEOPLE WITH SIGHT LOSS A SAY IN SHAPING LOCAL SERVICES Today, on World Sight Day, the sight loss charity, Thomas Pocklington Trust (1) has announced a new initiative to bring sight loss to the forefront of local services in all 32 London Boroughs (2). The charity has recruited a dedicated team to work alongside local sight

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Press Release From Thomas Pocklington Trust
Press Release From Thomas Pocklington Trust
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Really exciting news from Guide Dogs: Inspiring Future Technologies for all

11 October 2012

It’s Guide Dogs Week 2012, and we are delighted to reveal the first stages of some groundbreaking work that Guide Dogs have been doing to improve the mobility and inclusion of blind and partially sighted people. Here at Guide Dogs, we believe that technology has huge potential to transform the way in which all our service users get out and

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Today is World Sight Day

10 October 2012

Today is World Sight Day WSD12 – international day of awareness for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. Working Together to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness World Sight Day 2012 (WSD12) falls on official, global date of the second Thursday in October, which is 11 October 2012 this year. It will be

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IT’S THIS WEEK!! The Vision Impairment Network for Counselling and Emotional support (VINCE) Conference 2012

8 October 2012

IT’s this week! The Vision Impairment Network for Counselling and Emotional support (VINCE) Conference 2012 is on THursday 8th November! A few tickets are still available ( http://vincevision2020uk.eventbrite.co.uk/ ) Entitled “A vision delivered: A future in focus.” The conference will have at 3 strands of workshops on the issues of counselling and emotional support: Research: Looking at Counselling for sight

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