Collaborative Petition: Coronavirus: People with sight loss need priority access to online shopping

Logos of Guide Dogs, RNIB, TPT, Vision UK and Visionary

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

People with vision impairments are struggling to safely access basic necessities like food from supermarkets because of Covid-19 restrictions. Being blind or partially sighted makes safe social distancing in busy places like these often impossible. Despite this, while priority access to online shopping slots is available for some people, those with sight loss are being excluded. Sign the petition to

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Thomas Pocklington Trust launches COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector

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30 March 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has just launched an emergency fund to support sight loss organisations which are providing vital services to blind and partially sighted people during the COVID-19 pandemic. £500,000 of essential support will be available to sight loss sector organisations to allow them to continue providing critical services for the physical and emotional wellbeing of blind and partially

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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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Collaboration on Sight Advice FAQ’s for COVID 19

Covid 19 FAQ's logo with the logos of Gudie Dogs, TPT, Vision UK, Visonary and RNIB

25 March 2020

We’ve come together with Guide Dogs, Thomas Pocklington Trust, RNIB and Visionary to share information and advice FAQs on and around Coronavirus (COVID-19) which will be frequently updated: https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/independent-living/Covid-19  Helplines for support for blind and partially sighted people from our members and friends are on the attached document

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Eye Sector collaboration to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic.

24 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Senior representatives of Vision UK, Visionary, RNIB Guide Dogs and TPT are now meeting regularly to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic. We are working together to get advice out to as many blind and partially sighted people as we possibly can. We are also working together to share intelligence and data

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UK specialist VI curriculum project update from RNIB, VIEW, VICTAR and Thomas Pocklington Trust

25 February 2020
Source: Norfolk County Council

We are inviting UK specialist VI education professionals to contribute to the development of a national VI curriculum A joint project between RNIB, VIEW, Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), to establish a UK wide specialist curriculum for children and young people with vision impairment (VI) is to be

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Bridge the Gap busting myths to increase diversity

https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/study-shows-improvements-for-young-people-with-vision-impairment-entering-employment/

21 February 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Businesses in the Merseyside region came together with blind and partially sighted people today (20/02/2020) to find out how they could increase the number of visually impaired people in the workforce. The Bridge the Gap event challenged old myths around employing blind and partially sighted people and provided advice on the practical, financial and technical support available to employers. Attending

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Thomas Pocklington Trust awards Visionary £1.3m

19 January 2020
Source: Visionary

Visionary are thrilled to kick-off 2020 by sharing the news that Thomas Pocklington Trust have awarded Visionary funding of £1.3m as part of a three-year agreement. The agreement, which came into effect on 1 January 2020, includes funding and other resources for a three-year period, with a view to extension after this period subject to us successfully achieving the ambitious

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Latest study shows improvements for young people with vision impairment entering employment but more needs to be done

8 January 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

The latest results of a Longitudinal Transition Study published by the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham and Thomas Pocklington Trust show an increase to those entering employment but inconsistencies of support across the country highlight that more needs to be done. The study has followed the experiences of the same group of

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Making 2020 the “Year of Vision”

Vision UK logo 2020 year of Vision

19 December 2019
Source: Vision UK

At Vision UK we hope that 2020 will be a big year for eye health and sight loss and we would like to make it the “Year of Vision”.  The attached docs have been put together by a small group of Vision UK members (RNIB, The College of Optometrists, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Guide Dogs)

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