Cardiff Entrepreneur Dan Williams is included in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List 2018

Dan Williams with guide dog Zodiac and tv presenter and comedian Alex Brooker

18 October 2018
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Entrepreneur Dan Williams, founder of Cardiff based Visualise Training and Consultancy, was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the South Bank Centre last night (Wednesday 17 October). The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

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Happy Birthday to our friends and members RNIB: Celebrating 150 years of RNIB

16 October 2018
Source: RNIB

A Happy birthday to our friends at RNIB who are celebrating 150 years of breaking down barriers for blind and partially sighted people. #RNIB150 This year mark​s RNIB’s 150th anniversary. Since our launch in 1868, we’ve seen huge changes for blind and partially sighted people. Advances in technology and medicine, new laws and changing attitudes mean that life for blind

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New patient standards to increase support for eye clinic patients

12 October 2018
Source: UK Ophthalmology Alliance

The UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) has worked in partnership with The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to develop a set of patient standards designed to improve care for eye clinic patients. The national Standards make clear the importance of patient support and state that all eye clinics should have an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) and adhere to

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Preparing for the next 150 years: A message from Eleanor Southwood, RNIB Chair (and trustee of Vision UK)

12 October 2018
Source: RNIB

2018 – a year of celebration and change At RNIB we’re proud to be turning 150 in 2018 but even more importantly, we’re getting ready for the next 150 years. Like many charities, we’re changing – because society is changing. We must modernise now so we’re relevant for an increasing number of blind and partially sighted people in the future.

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Esme’s Umbrella announce new helpline for people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome

8 October 2018
Source: Esme's Umbrella

Esme’s Umbrella is the Campaign Group for everyone working towards a greater awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.which causes visual hallucinations in people with sight Loss. The new Helpline – 020 7391 3299 calls will be answered by the professional Eye Health Team at the RNIB and referrals for peer support can be made to RP Fighting Blindness. Full information on

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New patient standards to increase support for eye clinic patients

27 September 2018
Source: RNIB, UKOA

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has worked in partnership with the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) to develop a set of patient standards designed to improve care for eye clinic patients. The national Standards make clear the importance of patient support and state that all eye clinics should have an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) and adhere to

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RNIB Scotland is working with bus operators across the country to make bus journeys more accessible. Is there a local bus service you’d like to tell us about?

25 September 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

Whether good or bad, we want to hear from you. Rate your bus journey and help us identify  which services across the country are great or could-do-better. Please note: we may send your feedback to the bus company you have reviewed, we’ll remove your name so you won’t be identified. Rate your bus journey questionnaire

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RNIB: A five-year overview of ophthalmology services across England 2018

6 September 2018
Source: RNIB

The RNIB commissioned Harvey Walsh Ltd to produce ‘A five-year overview of ophthalmology services across England’ using Hospital Episode Statistics to see whether more or fewer patients are being treated over a five year period comparing provision across England. The report identifies areas where there may be unwarranted variation in or access to services. https://www.rnib.org.uk/campaigning-policy-and-reports-hub-eye-health/eye-health-reports

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RNIB, Vacancy: Area Fundraising Manager (West of Scotland)

20 August 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

Job reference: REQ0000130 Location: Glasgow – Partick Salary: £24,860 – £27,346, Hours: 36 hours per week Contract type: Permanent Package: 26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service. Excellent pension schemes Job description We’re the Royal National Institute of Blind People and we’re here for everyone affected by sight loss. Working for us means working for

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Second Vision UK Accreditation Scheme course to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community planned in Manchester

31 July 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK were delighted to pilot an Accreditation Scheme to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community. 13 participants attended the course, representing Ireland, Wales and the length and breadth of England.   The course aims to supplement the counselling services that already exist in organisations such as RNIB and The Macular Society that offer free confidential

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Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course Application (Manchester Oct  2018)
Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course Application (Manchester Oct 2018)
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