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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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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