Innovation in the sight loss sector: Action for Blind People, RNIB and SeeAbility propose new way of working together

16 December 2010

Action for Blind People (Action), The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and SeeAbility have agreed to formally explore working more closely together, by combining forces as equal partners. The aim would be to rationalise which charity does what and allow each to focus on their particular areas of specialisation in pursuit of the UK Vision Strategy, launched in

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Wales Council for the Blind to develop a new agency with Sight Support and Vision Support

14 December 2010

Wales Council for the Blind has been looking at the best way to support sight loss services across Wales and at its AGM held on Wednesday the 8th December, its membership voted to pursue the option to work in collaboration with Sight Support and Vision Support to create a new Welsh sight loss organisation. This new organisation will drawn on

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2011 Vision for Equality Conference

14 December 2010

The 2011 Vision for Equality conference, organised and hosted by Guide Dogs, will take place on Wednesday 19 January at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster. The event will bring together representatives of Government, local authorities and service providers, along with charities and voluntary organisations. It will identify key shortfalls in the provision for people with sight loss and the measures

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Pocklington announces new Chief Executive as Ron Bramley retires after twelve years in post

14 December 2010

Leading sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust has named Peter Corbett as its new Chief Executive, as Ron Bramley takes retirement after twelve years in the post. Peter Corbett, the current Deputy Chief Executive, takes over on 1st January 2011. Under Ron’s leadership, Pocklington has become a leading provider of housing, care and support services for people with sight loss.

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New easy read information from SeeAbility’s Look Up Information Service

6 December 2010

We have new easy read information about eye care at SeeAbility’s Look Up information service. To download the factsheets go to http://www.lookupinfo.org/easyread/ We have new easy read information about Cataract and Cataract Operations, and a new factsheet about Consent We have new information about choosing and getting used to wearing glasses as well as looking after them. Also we have

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VISION 2020 UK Executive Endorses Sighted Guide Initiative

6 December 2010

Thousands more blind and partially sighted people will be able to get out and about thanks to a new £500,000 project announced by Guide Dogs today. The Sighted Guide scheme will train volunteers all over Britain to help blind and partially sighted people get out of the house and guide them to where they need to be. Guide Dogs research

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FSB Enterprises/NVT Systems UK Press Release: Shining the light for revolutionary product

3 December 2010

A revolutionary product is being launched at the UK Stroke Forum, Glasgow which runs from 30th November to 2nd Dec 2010. FSB Enterprises Ltd (a subsidiary of Fife Society for the Blind) is introducing the NVT Vision Rehabilitation System to Europe. Put in the simplest terms the product uses software and a system of lights to assess, train and rehabilitate

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RP Fighting Blindness (BRPS) becomes VISION 2020 UK’s 50th Member!

2 December 2010

VISION 2020 UK hits 50 this week – no, not in the Test Match in Australia, but in acquiring its 50th Member! RP Fighting Blindness (BRPS) have re-joined VISION 2020 UK, having been one its Founding Members. I am delighted to welcome them in Membership and feel the contribution they can make will strengthen the collaborative approach in combating the

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New study outlines steps to improve eye care for those with dementia

1 December 2010

Recently published guidelines relating to sight tests among people with dementia go some of the way to addressing the specific needs of this group. However, there is still a long way to go in terms of improving the provision of eye care services and optimising the visual health of this group, says a new study published today by Thomas Pocklington

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SeeAbility Press Release: Local Adults with Learning Disabilities get Clear About Eye Care

30 November 2010

Eight adults with learning disabilities and ten support staff from across Yorkshire attended a workshop to help them learn about eyes and eye care, hosted by SeeAbility, formerly the Royal School for the Blind. This innovative event helped people learn about getting an eye test. Attendees got the chance to practice naming or matching letters or picture eye test charts.

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