Loughborough University and Thomas Pocklington Trust: Research on the experiences of living with visual impairment and making ends meet

1 August 2017
Source: Loughborough University and Thomas Pocklington Trust

    Thomas Pocklington Trust have commissioned Loughborough University to find out about the experiences of being visually impaired and living on a budget.  We know that life can cost more if you are visually impaired but what does this mean for people on an everyday basis?  We are interested in people’s views and experiences to help improve understanding about

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Papers for VISION 2020 UK Social Research Cmte, 11 July 2017

6 July 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Social Research Committee

Papers for VISION 2020 UK Social Research Cmte, 11 July Date: 11 July 2017 Time: 1100 – 1400 Venue: Pocklington Hub, Entrance D, Tavistock House South, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9LG – https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/BMA+House (closest station is Euston)

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Attach 3 - Matters Arising For VISION 2020 UK Social Research Cmte, 110717
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Attach 4 - Sight Loss Statistics For CYP (2017 Version) (FINAL 23 June 17) (2) (CLEAN)
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Attach 5 - VISION 2020 UK SRC Workplan V5 Apr17 +MBr
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RNIB release New October update to the Sight Loss Data Tool v3.2

18 October 2016
Source: RNIB

The RNIB have released some substantial updates to the October version of the Sight Loss Data Tool v3.2 for the keen data users amongst you to get stuck into. This is the second update to version 3 of the tool which ensures all data is accurate and up to date. Some of the new datasets include: living with sight loss data estimates for 2016 based on revised

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Papers for VISION 2020 UK Social Research Committee, 21 July 2016

12 July 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK Social Research Committee

Papers for VISION 2020 UK Social Research Committee, 21 July 2016  

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Attach 3 - Proposal For Research And Practice Day 050716
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Attach 4 - VISION 2020 UK BME Tactics Paper
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Attach 5 - VISION 2020 UK SRC Workplan
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RNIB Cymru: Fears about declining numbers of teachers for children with vision impairment in Wales

22 March 2016
Source: RNIB Cymru

Research by RNIB Cymru has raised concerns about the declining numbers of Qualified Teachers for the Visually Impaired (QTVIs) in the country.  The finding reveal that the number of teachers holding the teaching qualification for this speciality has been slowly decreasing as teachers get closer to retirement age and are not replaced. In Wales there are nearly two thousand children

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NatCen: Experiences of Personal Independence Payment on people with sensory impairments

5 February 2016
Source: NatCen

  Researchers at NatCen Social Research are currently working on a project about the experiences of people with vision impairment and people with combined hearing and sight loss who have been claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and who will apply for Personal Independence Payments. Who can take part? We would like to speak to people who: have a vision impairment

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Sight loss patients with depression are “routinely overlooked” New study by Guide Dogs charity and Cardiff University

27 January 2016

A new study has revealed that nearly half of people attending NHS low vision clinics for help with sight loss suffer from symptoms of clinical depression – but they are not being diagnosed or given the treatment they need. According to the Depression in Visual Impairment Trial (DEPVIT), 43% of people who lose their sight go on to battle depression,

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Additional costs of living for people who are sight impaired or severely sight impaired

21 January 2016
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

People of working age, living alone and with little or no sight (eligible for certification as severely sight impaired (SSI)) can face 60% higher costs

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