Vision UK launches updated resource for families of children with vision impairment

4 October 2019

Improved support for parents and families of newly diagnosed children with vision impairment was unveiled during the British & Irish Paediatric Opthamology & Strabisimus Association (BIPOSA) conference earlier today (4 October 2019). Starting Point, a leaflet that can be given to families at the point of diagnosis, has been redesigned to help signpost parents to appropriate resources and professionals, while

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House of Commons Transport Committee publish their report into Pavement Parking

10 September 2019
Source: The Transport Select Committee

The Transport Select Committee is a cross-party group of MPs in the House of Commons who scrutinise the work of the Department for Transport. They recommend a ban on pavement parking across England and an awareness campaign about the negative impacts of pavement parking. Read the full report here Vision UK support this call and the work of our members

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Guide Dogs Vacancy: Operations Director

19 August 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Location:  Home Based (Geographical Area) Region: Homebased Job Type: Grade 8 Category: Permanent- Full Time Closing Date: 11/09/2019 Guide Dogs is one of the UK’s best known and best loved charities, listed in the top 20 of the Charity Brand Index. Since its first guide dog partnerships were formed in 1931, Guide Dogs has transformed the lives of so many

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Access all areas campaign 2019

17 July 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs and the RNIB have collaborated on a brand-new toolkit which enables guide dog owners to complain effectively if they’ve been refused access to somewhere. Latest research from Guide Dogs shows that three-quarters of guide dog owners have been illegally turned away by businesses and services, such as taxis, restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels and pubs. See the latest on

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Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

17 June 2019
Source: Sight Advice FAQ

  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, http://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk which pulls together content from

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Guide Dogs release free sighted guiding resources for all

14 June 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Whether you have a vision impairment yourself, or have a loved one who needs your support, the charity Guide Dogs can help. Guide Dogs has recently released a set of sighted guiding videos, full of hints and tips to make life easier. They can offer: • Online videos demonstrating how best to guide your loved one in a range of

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Guide Dogs, Vacancy: Head Of Policy, Public Affairs & Campaigns

5 June 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Contract Type: Permanent     Location: London or Central Office, Burghfield Hours: 35 hours per week. Working pattern: 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday Interview dates: End June tbc Salary: £54,414 to £57,133 per annum (plus £4,105 pro rata per annum London Allowance if London based.) Guide Dogs’ policy, public affairs and campaigning work strives towards a world where people

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Guide Dogs : Vacancy: Head of User Experience & Planning

10 May 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Contract Type: Permanent   Location: National role, location specification to be discussed at interview. Hours: 37.5 hours per week Working pattern: 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday Telephone Interview: Week commencing May 20th. Assessment date: Week commencing May 27th. Salary: Up to: £70,000 per annum. The Head of Technology User Experience and Planning serves as the strategic interface to the

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Guide Dogs’ podcast – I See What You’re Saying

9 April 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

This humorous and insightful new four-part series delves deeper into what life is really like for people with sight loss. Celebrity hosts Alex Jones, Adrian Chiles, Sophie Thompson and Jeff Brazier each discuss one of life’s everyday aspects: love, family, friendship and parenting. They are joined by inspirational guests with varying degrees of vision impairment who talk honestly about the

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Guide Dogs: Blind and partially sighted people ‘left out of everyday life’

21 March 2019

People who are blind and partially sighted are being shut out of society, but members of the public could help end this isolation if they understood more about everyday life with sight loss, according to research released by the charity Guide Dogs. The new report, called ‘By My Side’, reveals that over two fifths (42%) of people with sight loss

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