Macular Disease Society Press Release: Charity celebrates 25 years of support and research

5 January 2012

The Macular Disease Society is celebrating 25 years of supporting people affected by the most common cause of sight loss in the UK. In 1987 the Society was founded by Elizabeth Thomas after she was diagnosed with macular disease and recognised the need for more support, information and research into finding a cure. Age-related macular degeneration affects more than 500,000

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Retina Implant AG Gains Unanimous Scientific Advisory Board Approval to Expand Clinical Trial in the UK across Europe

30 December 2011

Retina Implant AG Gains Unanimous Scientific Advisory Board Approval to Expand Clinical Trial in the UK across Europe Majority of Patients Report Restoration of Useful Vision in Daily Life REUTLINGEN, GERMANY (November 21, 2011)—Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for retinitis pigmentosa patients, today announced that its scientific advisory board is in full support of beginning the

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Optimum VI project: Early support and intervention for babies and young children with severe visual impairment – Recruitment Call

8 December 2011

Project: NIHR CSP no. 55126 Great Ormond Street Hospital/UCL Institute of Child Health (joint funded by Fight for Sight, RNIB and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity) Over thirty babies and their parents and practitioners have entered the project from across the UK in the last few months and we are hoping to recruit another 100 babies in 2012. This

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ISurvey – New product strengthens performance of local voluntary organisations

7 December 2011

An increasing number of voluntary organisations are requiring evidence of the value of their services, to meet the procurement requirements of local government and funding bodies. To enable them to do this,Provision Solutions has launched a package of survey tools designed specifically for the Visual Impairment Sector. For further information please visit http://www.isurvey1000.com or alternatively contact Andrew Dodgson at Provision

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The “Three Tenners” Olympic Challenge

5 December 2011

To mark the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics and raise funds for sight loss causes, three charity Chief Executives are taking part in their own Olympic Challenge, where they will aim to raise £10k each by their participation in ten Olympic or Paralympic disciplines in ten months between January and October 2012. Five of these will be done as individual

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Save the date for Vision UK 2012!

1 December 2011

Save the date for Vision UK 2012! Following the huge success of Vision UK 2011, we are delighted to announce the conference date for 2012! • Date: Tuesday 12 June 2012 • Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London Please save the date in your diary and we will be in touch very soon with programme information and registration

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UK’s first dual guide dog and seizure dog graduates with new owner

28 November 2011

A woman from Tunbridge Wells in Kent who is blind and has epilepsy is getting help from a very special assistance dog. Hetty, a black Labrador/retriever cross is the first dog in the UK to be trained as both a guide dog and a seizure dog. She will be officially handed over to her new owner, Toni Brown-Griffin on Saturday

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SeeAbility Press Release: Self Advocates and Supporters Look Here!

25 November 2011

SeeAbility recently ran two successful Look Here events to give people with a learning disability the opportunity to learn about looking after their eyes. People with a learning disability are 10 times more likely to have serious eye problems than the rest of the population, and the Charity is on a mission to raise awareness of this and to enable

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Hearing and Sight Solutions News Release: EHRC Report on Home Care for the Elderly – Proposal for joint response from sensory impairment training providers

23 November 2011

The EHRC has today released a report highlighting shortcomings in the provision of care for older people. Examples are given of rushed care provision, of elderly people stripped of human dignity and, in some cases left without food or drink. Hearing and Sight Solutions Sight Solutions believes that the only surprise about this report is that it has taken so

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URGENT ACTION – Please sign a giant Christmas card to help protect vital benefits received by blind and partially sighted people

23 November 2011

The Hardest Hit coalition (including Action for Blind People, Guide Dogs, RNIB and Visionary) is sending a giant Xmas card, signed by hopefully 10,000 plus people, to the Government. This “action” is to coincide with the Welfare Reform Bill reaching Report Stage in the House of Lords and forms part of our extensive lobbying activities. We need to encourage peers

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