Guide Dogs calls on Government to end inaction over pavement parking

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3 April 2020
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs has released a report, “Blocked in: the impact of pavement parking” (see below) which found that four in five people with sight loss are affected by pavement parking on a weekly basis. We’re calling for the Government to introduce a new law limiting pavement parking to areas determined by local authorities. Our Streets Ahead Campaign is focused on

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Collaborative Petition: Coronavirus: People with sight loss need priority access to online shopping

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31 March 2020
Source: Vision UK, Visionary, Guide Dogs, RNIB, TPT

People with vision impairments are struggling to safely access basic necessities like food from supermarkets because of Covid-19 restrictions. Being blind or partially sighted makes safe social distancing in busy places like these often impossible. Despite this, while priority access to online shopping slots is available for some people, those with sight loss are being excluded. Sign the petition to

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Joint letter to Rt Hon George Eustice MP on adding people with Visual Impairment to groups to ensure that they have priority access to buy goods online

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27 March 2020
Source: Vision UK, Visionary, Guide Dogs, RNIB, TPT

Vision UK, RNIB, Guide Dogs, TPT and Visionary are asking the Government to urgently work with supermarkets to ensure that people with sight loss are considered a priority group able to access online shopping.   Letter attached below: 

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Collaboration on Sight Advice FAQ’s for COVID 19

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25 March 2020

We’ve come together with Guide Dogs, Thomas Pocklington Trust, RNIB and Visionary to share information and advice FAQs on and around Coronavirus (COVID-19) which will be frequently updated: https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/independent-living/Covid-19  Helplines for support for blind and partially sighted people from our members and friends are on the attached document

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Eye Sector collaboration to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic.

24 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Senior representatives of Vision UK, Visionary, RNIB Guide Dogs and TPT are now meeting regularly to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic. We are working together to get advice out to as many blind and partially sighted people as we possibly can. We are also working together to share intelligence and data

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Guide Dogs Trustees opportunities London/National

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6 March 2020
Source: Guide Dogs

With some of Guide Dogs Trustees retiring this year, they are looking to appoint some new Trustees with the following skills and experience: • finance • property • animal behaviour/veterinary • digital marketing and • HR See full details on the Odgers Berndtson website

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Guide Dogs, Vacancy: Children and Young People National Services Manager

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28 February 2020
Source: Guide Dogs

Salary: £34,688 to £36,729 per annum Location: Home Based (Geographical Area) Region: Homebased Job Type: Grade 5 Category: Permanent- Full Time Closing Date: 08/03/2020 This is a fantastic opportunity to join us as a Children and Young People (CYP) National Services Operations Manager to lead a wide portfolio of CYP support and information services. Our Skills, Information & Support Services

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Guide Dogs and Citi in brand new partnership

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4 February 2020
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs is pleased to be announced as the new London Charity Partner of global bank, Citi for 2020/2021. Employees at Citi voted for Guide Dogs after staff visited their offices in Canary Wharf to demonstrate the hard work and dedication that goes into training a guide dog and helping people with sight loss. Citi employee Patrick Moran was one

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Guide Dogs, Vacancy: Head of Events

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31 January 2020
Source: Guide Dogs

Salary: £54,414 to £57,133 per annum Location: Central Office Region: South East Job Type: Grade 7C Category: Permanent- Full Time Closing Date: 13/02/2020 The role It is an exciting time to be a part of Guide Dogs. We have an ambition to support many more people with visual impairment. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss

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Guide Dogs Vacancy: Head of Skills, Information and Support Services

23 December 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Salary: £44,365 to £46,973 per annum   Location: Leeds Region: Yorkshire and Humber Job Type: Grade 6 Category: Permanent- Full Time Closing Date: 19/01/2020 Guide Dogs are recruiting for a Head of Skills, Information & Support services, to lead the delivery of regional SIS services to people with sight loss and their families, in line with our strategy and five-year

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