Sight loss charity RNIB welcomes Highland Council’s second thoughts on ‘shared spaces’

12 December 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Sight loss charity RNIB Scotland has welcomed a decision by Highland Council to reconsider moves to make Castle Wynd in Inverness a ‘shared space’. Under the original plans, the area would have been levelled with pedestrians and drivers all using the same thoroughfare. However, RNIB Scotland, along with a number of other national and local disability groups, said this would

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RNIB Vacancy: Policy Manager: Inclusion

1 November 2017
Source: RNIB

Job reference: 9190 Job type: Campaigns and policy Hours: Flexible Salary: £37,825 per annum – plus £3,603 London weighting if applicable Location: Across the UK/flexible Closing date: Friday, 3 November 2017 Contract type: Permanent Society needs to fully include blind and partially sighted people. The Policy Manager: Inclusion will lead our work to bring about transformational change. We are looking

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Congratulations to Sally Harvey on her appointment as CEO of RNIB

24 October 2017
Source: CEO

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has confirmed Sally Harvey as its new Chief Executive. Sally, who has been Acting Chief Executive since October 2016, is appointed with immediate effect. This news follows confirmation of Eleanor Southwood as RNIB’s new Chair and marks a significant milestone in the evolution of the charity. Eleanor said: “On behalf of the Board

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RNIB: NHS England is recruiting people with RP for bionic eye surgery evaluation

27 September 2017
Source: RNIB

Ten people with Retinitis Pigmentosa are being asked to review the benefits of an eye implant. Selected applicants will take part in the evaluation of the small implant, called Argus II, or the ‘bionic eye’, which will be surgically fitted into their retina. Following the surgery, participants of the evaluation will receive rehabilitation for one year to help them use

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RNIB and Specsavers publish: The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review

20 September 2017
Source: RNIB

In September 2016 RNIB and Specsavers joined in partnership to transform eye health in the UK. One year on, The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review presents the key achievements of the partnership to date, along with new information on the incidence of sight loss and attitudes towards eye health in the UK. Key findings from the

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Nominations now open for RNIB’s Vision Pioneer Awards 2017

14 September 2017
Source: RNIB

RNIB’s Vision Pioneer Awards will be back on 12 December 2017 to recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in the eye health and sight loss sectors. Nominations are now being accepted for the awards which aim to champion and celebrate good practice and honour the achievements of sight loss pioneers, committed to supporting children, young people and

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RNIB: Demonstrating the impact and value of vision rehabilitation

9 August 2017
Source: RNIB

Vision rehabilitation services are crucial to ensuring blind and partially sighted people remain as independent as possible. Now, new independent research commissioned by RNIB, with support from the Department of Health, has identified that the cost of providing vision rehabilitation services is dwarfed by the financial benefits. Independent research by the Office for Public Management (OPM) and based on a

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RNIB Vacancy: Chief Executive

3 August 2017
Source: TImes/Sunday Times

Location London (Central), London (Greater) Salary £150,000 per annum Posted 01 Aug 2017 Closes 11 Sep 2017 Job Function Chief Executive Officer RNIB is changing. A movement of people living with sight loss is forming; standing together to be seen and have their voices heard. We’re working alongside a diverse community of 30,000 people living with sight loss, directly supporting

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Westminster University and RNIB travel survey

27 July 2017
Source: RNIB and Westmister University

This survey is the fundamental data source for a Research Dissertation which forms part of an MSc in Transport Planning and Management. The research will collect data on collisions/personal injuries and near misses encountered while travelling, particularly by those who are partially sighted or blind. The aim is to make comparisons between experiences captured across different locations. The Survey is available online: HERE

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RNIB appoints next Chair Ellie Southwood

26 July 2017
Source: RNIB

Many congratulations to Ellie Southwood, current Vice Chair of RNIB, who is to become the organisation’s next Chair  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has announced the appointment of the next Chair of the charity. At its meeting last Thursday (20 July 2017), the RNIB Board of Trustees appointed Ellie Southwood. Ellie is currently Vice Chair of the Board

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