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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World Sight Day sees new easy read resource launched to help change lives for people with learning disabilities

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11 October 2018
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To mark this year’s World Sight Day, SeeAbility, the national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss has launched a new resource designed to help people access easy read eye care information. This World Sight Day, SeeAbility also welcomes support from NHS England who are working to improve eye care services for people with learning disabilities and

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SeeAbility supports National Eye Health Week

24 September 2018
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National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2018 takes place from 24 to 30 September. This year’s theme is the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. This theme fits perfectly with our work to increase access to eye care for children and adults with learning disabilities. Here are the key resources SeeAbility are sharing: Our

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SeeAbility: Vacancy: Research and Evaluation Officer

20 July 2018
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Location: Epsom     Salary Details: £30,000 – £35,000 + benefits Hours Per Week: 37.5 SeeAbility currently have an exciting opportunity for a Research & Evaluation Officer with a flair for detail and analytics to join them and help them to use research and evaluation to drive their charitable aims. SeeAbility provides extraordinary support and champions better eye care for

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SeeAbility releases new film for Learning Disability week

18 June 2018
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The national disability charity aims to encourage people with learning disabilities to look after their eyes and have regular sight tests, and eye care professionals to make reasonable adjustments so that people get the care they need. The theme for Learning Disability Week 2018 is health, and SeeAbility’s new film is about Leanne, a young woman with Down’s syndrome and

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SeeAbility’s new special schools report: Equal Right to Sight

2 May 2018
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SeeAbility has supported over 1,200 special school children across England, providing adjusted eye tests and collecting data. We think it’s the biggest global study actively reporting on the eye care needs of children with learning disabilities. Of the children using the SeeAbility service over a four academic year period we have found, with the help of Dr Maggie Woodhouse’s support

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Aon and SeeAbility join forces to promote eye care

20 April 2018
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At Aon’s Empower Results for Colleagues Day on 8th March, SeeAbility delivered an informative and interactive session where employees in the Epsom office learned about common sight problems and the measures they can take to look after their eyes and vision. Following a presentation by Noopur Patel, SeeAbility’s Optometry Practice Manager, Aon employees were invited to try on a pair

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SeeAbility: Vacancy: Events and Community Fundraising Manager — Epsom

25 January 2018
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Position: Events and Community Fundraising Manager   Location: Epsom, Surrey Hours: 37.5 Salary: Up to £32,000 + benefits Closing date: 29/01/18 We’re looking for an energetic, self-motivated and committed fundraising professional to join our growing team based in Epsom, Surrey. You will have an enviable track record in delivering events and community fundraising activities and be a great people person. We pride ourselves on giving our

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Learning Disability Week and Positive Choices

3 July 2017
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The focus for this year’s Learning Disability Week (19-25 June) was employment.  It looked to raise awareness on the benefits of employing people with a learning disability to help tackle the appallingly low levels of employment there currently are. Scott Watkin, Eye care and vision development officer at SeeAbility, thinks that ‘it’s really bad that only 6% of people with a learning disability

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