East Lothian man’s record-breaking drive in rally car round race circuit blindfolded to raise money for eye research

11 April 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

East Lothian man John Playfair hopes to raise money for research into the eye condition that is robbing him of his sight by racing a rally car blindfolded. John (61) has completed a daring lap of the circuit at Knockhill race circuit in Fife today [Wednesday, April 11th] with his vision completely obscured, guided around the track by his daughter

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Third Sector: RNIB chief executive resigns after regulator opens inquiry into safeguarding concerns

6 April 2018
Source: Third Sector

Sally Harvey left last week after the Charity Commission said it was looking into its safeguarding arrangements in the wake of incidents at one of its homes in Coventry. The chief executive of the sight-loss charity the RNIB has stepped down amid allegations that the charity failed to address safeguarding concerns at one of its residential centres. The charity said today that

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Edinburgh woman Rachel Freeman is gearing up to complete the 2018 London Marathon on April 22nd in aid of sight loss charity RNIB.

12 March 2018
Source: RNIB Scotland

The 50 year-old was inspired by a childhood fascination with Louis Braille, inventor of the raised dots touch-alphabet, and American activist Helen Keller, the first woman ever to graduate with a degree despite being deaf-blind. “I don’t have a moving personal story of adversity being defeated through perseverance, or a close relative or friend who is partially sighted or blind,”

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RNIB Vacancy: Development Director

28 February 2018
Source: RNIB

Job reference:  9334 Salary:  c.£100,000 per annum depending on experience Location:  London and South East England Closing date:  Sunday, 11 March 2018 The RNIB are creating a new Director role to further put the lived experience of blind and partially sighted people at the heart of RNIB’s work in changing the world for good. This role will act as an inspirational ‘voice’

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Civil Society: Eleanor Southwood: ‘We want RNIB to be driven by our community’

19 January 2018
Source: Civil Society

  RNIB is changing its approach in an attempt to form a much closer connection with its  beneficiaries, says its new chair Eleanor Southwood. Eleanor Southwood was born blind, and RNIB has always been in her life.  But Southwood, who took over last year as chair of the sight loss charity, says she has not always perceived RNIB as relevant

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Vision UK supports the Blind Veterans UK and RNIB responses to the appointment of Tracey Crouch as Minister for Loneliness

17 January 2018
Source: Vision UK

Blind Veterans UK welcomes the announcement today (17/1) of a new Minister for Loneliness, in response to the publication of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. ‘We know that loneliness and isolation are issues that affect many vision-impaired veterans in the UK, due to the combined impact of sight loss and increasing age. Some research we did with

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RNIB: Demand better access to vision rehab services

11 January 2018
Source: RNIB

RNIB is creating a new campaigning toolkit which will help you to demand better access to vision rehabilitation and social care provision in your area. Every council in England is required by law to provide rehabilitation and social care support to people with vision impairment. This support includes having access to aids and equipment, mobility training and essential skills to

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Cambrian News: Health board slow to act over eye clinic issues

11 January 2018
Source: Cambrian News

THE TESTIMONY in letters to the Cambrian News is bad enough: Ceredigion patients with  serious eye problems tell of waiting between an extraordinary 10 months and a shocking year-and-a-half to see a consultant at Aberystwyth’s North Road eye clinic. But the story gets much worse: Wales’s healthcare inspectorate and the Royal National Institute for Blind People say some patients diagnosed with

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Third Sector: RNIB made a £12.6m loss last year

9 January 2018
Source: Third Sector

The sight-loss charity the RNIB made a loss of £12.6m in the year to 31 March 2017, the charity’s latest accounts show. The accounts, which were released on the Companies House website at the end of last week, show that RNIB’s total income for the year was £119.2m, compared with expenditure of £132.8m. The charity made net gains of £1m

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