Look on the bright side of being registered blind!

8 August 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you may be able to see enough to

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Activity Alliance: Is a fear of losing benefits preventing disabled people from being more active?

9 October 2018
Source: British Blind Sport

The Activity Alliance have just published a new piece of research, commissioned by DSAuk, which examines disability benefits and people’s fear of losing their benefits if seen to be too active: ‘The Activity Trap – Benefits of Being Fit?’ Over half of the participants involved in this study said that they were likely to be more active if benefits weren’t

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Scotland’s new welfare benefits system will ‘fall at the first hurdle’ if information is not accessible to all, warns sight loss charity

2 February 2018

Moves to ensure blind and partially sighted people get information about welfare benefits in formats such as audio or braille received a boost yesterday when MSPs backed an amendment to the Welfare and the Social Security (Scotland) Bill by sight loss charity RNIB Scotland. The charity says it welcomed the devolution of eleven key disability benefits – including disability living

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Sense: Bleak day for disabled people as Chancellor misses opportunity to invest in care and support

17 March 2016
Source: Sense

Sense is disappointed that the Chancellor did not use The Budget as an opportunity to address recent cuts to disabled people’s benefits, or make an announcement on funding for social care. Cuts to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and reforms to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) will see disabled people across the country struggle to make ends meet. However, there is

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