Sight loss charity urgently appeals for government support amid coronavirus crisis

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2 April 2020
Source: Macular Society

A charity supporting elderly people with macular disease is one of many urgently appealing to the Chancellor to provide financial support during the coronavirus crisis. The Macular Society, which provides practical and emotional support to tens of thousands of people with the most common form of blindness in the UK, says its income is threatened but it cannot abandon its

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Macular Society increases telephone and online support services

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26 March 2020
Source: Macular Society

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has introduced a range of new telephone and online services to continue supporting people with macular disease in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The charity has suspended all of its face-to-face services, including the meetings of its peer support groups throughout the UK, to protect members, volunteers and people using its services

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Macular Society and Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Patients encouraged to continue attending injections

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20 March 2020
Source: Macular Society and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Macular Society, along with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has asked hospitals across the UK to write to patients to ensure they continue to attend their sight-saving injections, amid the current coronavirus outbreak. Following government advice to avoid crowded spaces, many patients have become increasingly concerned about attending busy eye clinics. The Macular Society has become concerned many patients

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Macular Society receives £85,000 grant to develop its network of peer support groups and other vital services across Greater London

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17 March 2020
Source: Macular Society

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society is set to develop its network of peer support groups and other vital services across Greater London, after receiving an £85,000 grant from City Bridge Trust. The funding will help the charity to offer practical and emotional support for more people with macular disease in and around the capital for the next three

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Circulated on behalf of the Macular Society (re. Corvid -19)

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16 March 2020
Source: Macular Society

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to affect many more people in the coming weeks. The Macular Society wants to make sure that all our members, volunteers and people who use their services are protected as much as possible. The Macular Society know that older people are especially vulnerable to this virus. For this reason they have suspended all their face

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Macular Society Awards for Excellence 2020 – nominations open

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9 March 2020
Source: Macular Society

Nominations are now open for this year’s Awards for Excellence. Running for a 12th year the awards are our chance to recognise and reward the amazing work that goes into providing services and care for people with macular disease and the dedication of the volunteers who make our work possible. Pat Clemow was one of the winners at last year’s

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Simplyhealth supports counselling service for people devastated by sight loss

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6 February 2020
Source: Macular Society

Simplyhealth has once again provided vital funding towards the Macular Society’s counselling service for the next two years, to help people with macular disease access the emotional support which can help them come to terms with their diagnosis. Simplyhealth has donated £60,000 to the Macular Society so the charity can continue to provide its free telephone counselling service, which more

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Macular Society: Sight loss charity wins national award

27 January 2020
Source: Macular Society

Sight loss charity, the Macular Society has won a prestigious national award. The charity, whose mission is to beat the fear and isolation of macular disease with world-class research, and the best advice and support has been voted Charity of the Year in the Association of Optometrist’s annual AOP Awards. Tessa Barrett, Director of Services at the Macular Society, said:

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Macular Society: Are you a relative, partner, friend or carer of someone with a visual impairment?

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27 January 2020
Source: Macular Society

Researchers at City, University of London are working on a research study to explore whether family and friends of visually impaired people are receiving the right support, advice or information from healthcare professionals or charities. If you are a relative, partner, friend or carer of someone with a visual impairment, they would like to hear from you. As a volunteer

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Macular Society receives £120,000 Lottery grant for Scotland

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17 January 2020
Source: Macular Society

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society is set to expand its services in Scotland after receiving a £120,000 grant from the National Lottery. The Society has been awarded the funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland to help it provide practical and emotional support to people with macular disease all over the country for the next three years.

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