Sight Matters: Don’t lose sight of what matters most

26 September 2018
Source: Sight Matters

Get your FREE Sight Matters kit and protect your sight today  One in three people know someone with macular disease. It is the biggest cause of blindness in the UK and affects people of all ages. While there is currently no cure for macular disease, there are things you can do to look after your eyes. Order your free Sight

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Housing LIN and Thomas Pocklington Trust: Sight Loss, Home and the Built Environment

27 April 2018
Source: Housing LIN and Thomas Pocklington Trust

        It is estimated that one in five people aged 75 and over and one in two aged 90 and over are living with sight loss that has a significant impact on their daily lives. These pages provide guidance resources, reports and individual stories that explore the issues facing people with sight loss in their daily lives

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Vision UK response to the NICE Consultation: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

12 February 2018
Source: Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

Vision UK response to the NICE Consultation: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers attached below:  

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Eye health and sight loss; statistics and information for developing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

18 January 2018
Source: Eye Sector

Version 4: January 2015 Introduction The number of people living with sight loss is set to increase over the coming decade. It is therefore important that when planning for local support and preventative services that the needs of people with sight loss and those at risk of losing their sight are understood. The eye care and sight loss sector have

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JSNA Guidance For Eye Health And Sight Loss  2015 Refresh V4.01
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Macular Society Petition launched to stop people needlessly losing their sight

25 September 2017
Source: Macular Society

The Macular Society has launched a petition today to stop people from needlessly losing their sight. The petition has been launched after one of the Society’s volunteers was forced to invade the headquarters of his local healthcare commissioners on two separate occasions to demand answers after he suffered irreversible sight loss as a result of delays to his treatment. Chris Thorley has an

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Macular Society: Treatment delays leave Staffordshire man with irreversible sight loss

29 August 2017
Source: Macular Society

A Staffordshire man was forced to invade the headquarters of his local healthcare commissioners on two separate occasions to demand answers after he suffered irreversible sight loss as a result of delays to his treatment. Chris Thorley, aged 56, filmed himself on his mobile phone as he entered the head offices of North Staffordshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) demanding to

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Championing vision awareness in autism services

12 May 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Results from a collaborative project on autism and sight loss undertaken by RNIB Scotland, Scottish Autism and Edinburgh Napier University have been published in the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. The work was funded by the Scottish Government as part of the Scottish Strategy for Autism. Improving health outcomes

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Queen’s researchers collaborate with Guide Dogs NI to Pioneer new study for children with sight loss

1 March 2017
Source: QUB

Researchers from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with Guide Dogs NI have conducted a new research study to understand the impact of sight loss on how early movement develops, with the aim of  improving  movement skills for children with a vision impairment. Using the state-of-the-art Movement Innovation Lab at Queen’s University, the team were able

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‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’

21 February 2017
Source: Chris Muldoon, Guide Dogs

Please find attached ‘The Effects of Sight Loss on Diabetic Patients in Accessing Information, Managing Diabetes and Adopting a Healthy Lifestyle’ from Chris Muldoon.  

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