Macular Society: Artificial intelligence company and four UK charities partner to find a cure for AMD

15 March 2018
Source: The Macular Society

BenevolentAI and Action Against AMD, a group of UK sight loss charities, have today announced their partnership to use BenevolentAI’s technology to find treatments and a potential cure for the leading cause of blindness in the UK – age-related macular degeneration (AMD). BenevolentAI is collaborating with a group of four charities partnering to find a cure for AMD. Blind Veterans UK, Fight

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Blind Veterans UK: Head of National Programmes

26 February 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK

The ideal candidate will have an in depth understanding of rehabilitation processes and  delivery to adults with disabilities and sound awareness of legislation relating to adult social care. £47,716 – £53,018 per annum (dependent on location) Contract Type; Permanent Location: Home based or Office based Closing Date 5PM on 1 March 2018 As Head of National Programmes, you’ll ensure BVUK’s

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Charities Unite To Tackle Leading Cause Of Blindness

9 February 2018
Source: Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded

Four leading sight loss charities have announced a unique partnership to find a treatment for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Blind Veterans UK, Fight for Sight, the Macular Society and Scottish War Blinded are jointly launching a collaboration to transform the funding of research to address age-related macular degeneration (AMD).              

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Vision UK supports the Blind Veterans UK and RNIB responses to the appointment of Tracey Crouch as Minister for Loneliness

17 January 2018
Source: Vision UK

Blind Veterans UK welcomes the announcement today (17/1) of a new Minister for Loneliness, in response to the publication of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. ‘We know that loneliness and isolation are issues that affect many vision-impaired veterans in the UK, due to the combined impact of sight loss and increasing age. Some research we did with

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Kent blind veteran thrilled to be spending Christmas with fellow comrades thanks to national charity

20 December 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

A blind veteran from Kent will be spending the festive period with other vision-impaired ex-Service men and women this year. Douglas Bull, 97 and from Bromley, will be visiting Blind Veterans UK’s training and rehabilitation centre in Brighton for the first time. Every Christmas the charity invites beneficiaries who would otherwise be alone for Christmas, or are in need of

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Vision UK and Fight for Sight: Research Summit: Where Next For Eye Research?

23 October 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight and Vision UK hosted a Research Summit, which brought together influential organisations from the eye health sector. Attendees heard about the latest developments in research and the enormous impact the sector could have on vision loss, if funding into eye research was a priority. The day began with Fight for Sight’s CEO, Michele Acton, opening the summit

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Blind Veterans UK and Sussex Eye Hospital launch exhibition by vision-impaired artists to mark National Eye Health Week

21 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

To mark National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK has partnered with Sussex Eye Hospital to launch an exhibition of artworks by blind and vision-impaired veterans. The exhibition at Sussex Eye Hospital features nine decorative mosaic panels which reflect scenes of Sussex life, such as Brighton pier and the South Downs. They were created in

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Blind Veterans UK: National sight loss charity targets eye health professionals with new video featuring prize-winning beneficiary

20 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK has launched a new video aimed at ophthalmologists, sight loss advisors and other eye health professionals, to increase the referral of blind veterans to the charity as part of National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September). The short video, filmed at St Helen’s Hospital, features Maria Pikulski, an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) based at the

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Blind Veterans UK Blind Veterans UK was recently involved in two important initiatives which focused on preventing blindness through scientific research.

15 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Brain injuries and sight loss In May, BVUK hosted the first in a series of Life Beyond Sight Loss research seminars. Held in London, the event brought together six military and nonmilitary experts on traumatic brain injuries and sight loss from the UK and US. They discussed a range of topics including vision trauma research, veteran rehabilitation and vision conditions

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Blind Veterans UK: Vacancy: Rehabilitation Services Manager

31 August 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Closing date:             Wednesday 6 September 2017    A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Brighton Centre for a forward thinking Rehabilitation Services Manager to lead the development and delivery of our holistic, bespoke rehabilitation service for our Blind Veterans. 35 hours per week Brighton, with occasional UK travel A fantastic opportunity has arisen at our Brighton Centre for a

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