Mike Brace CBE DL, wins RNIB Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service to sight loss community

5 December 2019
Source: RNIB

Mike received a prestigious award from RNIB in recognition of his dedication to improving the lives of people with sight loss. Mike Brace, 69 who lives in the London Borough of Havering but is originally from Hackney, East London, lost sight in one eye at the age of 10 as a result of a firework accident. He was presented with

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RNIB Vacancy: Strategic Accessibility Lead

25 November 2019
Source: RNIB

Location: London or Peterborough     Salary: £47,854 to £52,639 per annum (Plus London Weighting if applicable) Poste: 19 Nov 2019 Closing date: 04 Dec 2019 RNIB provides accessibility advice to partners all across the country but in order for us to be promoting a “gold standard” it is essential we are practicing what we preach. We therefore have an

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RNIB: Support while you’re out and about with the sunflower lanyard

22 November 2019
Source: RNIB

If you have a disability that may not be immediately obvious but would appreciate support from staff in UK airports, certain railways, supermarkets or visitor attractions, then you may be interested to know there is a lanyard you can wear to signal this. The lanyard, which is entirely voluntary for people with hidden disabilities and their families, acts as a

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RNIB Cymru: Policy and Public Affairs Manager – Rheolwr Polisi a Materion Cyhoeddus

7 November 2019
Source: RNIB Cymru

Job reference: REQ0000585     Date posted:  04/11/2019 Application closing date:  20/11/2019 Location:  Cardiff – Jones Court Salary:  £29,820 per annum, Hours: 36 hours per week, Contract type: Permanent – Cyflog: £29,820 y flwyddyn, Oriau: 36 awr yr wythnos (Ll/A), Math o gontract: Parhaol Package 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service, Excellent pension schemes

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Updated ECLO Quality Framework and Practice Guidelines are now available

30 October 2019
Source: RNIB

The revised Framework replaces the first turquoise booklet that was first published in by the RNIB in 2014. This document sets out what a good ECLO service should look like, regardless of location or employing organisation. Essentially the core role of the ECLO is unchanged from the original Framework back in 2014, but the RNIB have updated it in the

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The Guardian: RNIB says schools are reducing specialist provision at a time when demand is growing

22 October 2019
Source: The Guardian

Thousands of children and young people with vision impairment (VI) are being failed because of a shortage of funds for specialist education services, research by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has found. Less than half (44%) of councils in England have either cut or frozen funding for educational support for VI children, putting specialist provision under significant

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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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Act now to stop people losing sight due to delayed and cancelled hospital appointments

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23 September 2019
Source: RNIB

In many eye clinics, essential eye health appointments are being delayed, causing some patients to experience irreversible sight loss which could have been avoided with timely treatment. Increasing demand, treatment requiring lifetime care, and lack of NHS resources, are causing these delays, the See the Light Report revealed. The Government could turn this around by implementing the report’s recommendations, which

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Blind former football international will walk Edinburgh Kiltwalk this Sunday

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13 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

Being registered blind isn’t stopping David Clarke from walking 24 miles as part of the Edinburgh Kiltwalk this Sunday [15 September 2019]. Nor did it stop him pursuing a highly successful 24-year career in the banking sector, working for HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank – or an international football career in which he represented Great

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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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