Sight loss charity releases guidance on assisting vision impaired with shopping during Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

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3 April 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Sight loss charity Blind Veterans UK has released new advice on assisting blind and vision-impaired people with shopping throughout the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Nicky Shaw, Blind Veterans UK’s Director of Operations, says: “Many people want to provide support to those who are vulnerable at this time. “This community spirit is fantastic and can be a great help but it is

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Blind Veterans UK: Assisting a blind or partially sighted person with shopping during the Covid-19 pandemic

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1 April 2020
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind and partially sighted people often have a system in place to help them with sorting, storing and cooking food. Sticking as much as possible to their system will help them during this difficult time. The following guidance will be useful when you are helping someone who has sight loss who cannot get their own shopping. Only help if you

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Joint letter to Rt Hon George Eustice MP on adding people with Visual Impairment to groups to ensure that they have priority access to buy goods online

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27 March 2020
Source: Vision UK, Visionary, Guide Dogs, RNIB, TPT

Vision UK, RNIB, Guide Dogs, TPT and Visionary are asking the Government to urgently work with supermarkets to ensure that people with sight loss are considered a priority group able to access online shopping.   Letter attached below: 

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Joint Letter On Prioritising Online Shopping For VI People Docx
Joint Letter On Prioritising Online Shopping For VI People Docx
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