UK charity SeeAbility challenges society to rethink disability as it celebrates 220th birthday with The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

16 May 2019
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High-profile supporters gather at Bank of England event to launch a year-long campaign celebrating the story of one of the UK’s oldest charities and all those it has helped  16 May 2019 – SeeAbility, a charity providing specialised support and shaping policy to help people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, was

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Morocco – welcome to the adventure of a lifetime with SeeAbility!

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13 May 2019
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As part of their 220th birthday celebrations, this October SeeAbility is partnering with the award-winning company Traveleyes to raise funds for the charity’s vital eye care work. They’re joining forces on a trek to Mount Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak – offering both visually impaired and sighted adventurers a unique and rewarding challenge where everyone gets to experience the world from a new

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Looking after your eyes – information resources for people with learning disabilities

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10 April 2019
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Adults and children with learning disabilities are far more likely to have a serious sight problem than other people. Therefore, SeeAbility have created some useful information resources for adults and children with learning disabilities about looking after your eyes, including easy read formats: Be aware of vision Eye tests Wearing glasses Getting the right support You may find the following

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How children with learning disabilities can miss out on eye care

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28 March 2019
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An evaluation on the eye care needs of children in special schools in England has now been published in the peer reviewed international science journal PLOS ONE. Three of the four authors, including the lead author, are from SeeAbility’s clinical team – Lisa Donaldson Optometrist and Clinical Lead, Marek Karas Senior Optometrist and Donna O’Brien Policy and Research manager, supported by Dr

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Cardiff University: Traditional eye screening ‘ineffective’ for special schools

22 March 2019
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A pioneering report co-authored by Dr Maggie Woodhouse has provided further evidence that traditional eye screening in special schools is ineffective in detecting vision problems for children with learning disabilities. The research, which was funded by the vision charity SeeAbility, concluded that full eye examinations are a more effective method for detection. The report aimed to present the findings of

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SeeAbility Eye Care Champions jobs

13 March 2019
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Eye Care Champion (Full or part time opportunities available)   Location:  London Salary Details:  £23,500 + benefits SeeAbility have 2 jobs for people who are self advocates with lived experience of learning disability, autism or both and 2 jobs for people with experience of working in health, social care or the voluntary services. The Eye Care Champions will be co-workers

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SeeAbility and National Lottery Community Fund launch new partnership marking start of charity’s 220th birthday year.

12 March 2019
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Founded in 1799 by a group of philanthropists, SeeAbility is one of the world’s oldest charities dedicated to supporting people with disabilities. The charity offers ambitious support to people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss helping them to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society. SeeAbility is known for championing better eye care services

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SeeAbility’s CEO reacts to the NHS long term plan

31 January 2019
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Reacting to the NHS long term plan published on 7 January 2019, Lisa Hopkins, SeeAbility’s CEO said: The plan is one of two halves: whilst the NHS has embraced the call for preventative eye care in this high risk population, there is still much work to be done on supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to move away from

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SeeAbility proud to be charity partner of 100% Optical

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8 January 2019
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To kick off our 220th anniversary year, SeeAbility are proud to be official charity partner of 100% Optical, the largest optical event in the UK which will take place on 12–14 January 2019 at London ExCel. The partnership comes at an exciting time, as the newly published Long Term NHS plan commits to investing and working with partners to ensure

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SeeAbility appoints Gordon Ilett, as Chair of Trustees

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29 October 2018
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SeeAbility is delighted to announce the appointment of new Chairman, Gordon Ilett who will succeed James Deeley from October 2018.  Gordon, an optometrist, is one of the country’s leading experts on eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities, a National Councillor with the Association of Optometrists and also a long-standing advisor to the Special Olympics. “I have been

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