Researchers investigate how our natural ‘body clock’ could influence short sightedness

14 December 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight and the Thomas Pocklington Trust are funding research to understand how a disrupted ‘natural body clock’ plays a role in the development of short-sightedness (myopia). Researchers from Ulster University will be studying children at low and high risk of developing myopia by taking saliva samples and analysing melatonin levels combined with data about family

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Longitudinal Transition Study results published. Funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust

9 November 2018
Source: University of Birmingham/Thomas Pocklington Trust

The University of Birmingham have published the results of a Longitudinal Transition Study, funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, following the experiences of young people with vision impairment from secondary school into further education and employment. Findings from the study show that whilst participants are inching closer to the labour market, common challenges were identified: •Just over a fifth (21 per

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Vacancy: Engagement Manager (East of England)

5 November 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

TPT are actively recruiting for a new Engagement Manager to join the Engagement team across the East of England region. This is to set up Sight Loss Councils and a Working Age Forum across the East of England region and build networks with blind and partially sighted people. In particular, they are seeking someone who is passionate about our ambitions,

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Cardiff Entrepreneur Dan Williams is included in the Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List 2018

Dan Williams with guide dog Zodiac and tv presenter and comedian Alex Brooker

18 October 2018
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Entrepreneur Dan Williams, founder of Cardiff based Visualise Training and Consultancy, was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the South Bank Centre last night (Wednesday 17 October). The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust turns 60

4 October 2018

This year we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Thomas Pocklington Trust.   Twenty-one years after that fateful day when Thomas Pocklington, Sheffield born jeweller-turned-property developer, was accidentally shot in the eye by his chauffeur, TPT began working to improve lives for blind and partially sighted people. Since then, TPT has undergone many evolutions – from providing care and accommodation for

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‘Managed Migration’ to Universal Credit to cause serious difficulty for claimants

22 August 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust are calling on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) not to proceed with “managed migration” until the many outstanding problems have been analysed and addressed Key Points “Managed migration” in its current form will cause many claimants serious difficulty. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should not proceed with “managed migration” to Universal Credit until

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

21 May 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust     People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust and South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System found more training for support

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Lighting in and around the home: A guide to better lighting for people with sight loss

20 April 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

A Lighting Guide developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust is designed to assist visually  impaired people to improve lighting in their homes, increasing their independence, comfort and safety. The guide, which has been endorsed by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, is an updated version of the popular second edition of the Lighting Guide (2015) which was directed mainly at professionals responsible

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Visualise: Opticians to get Clearer View of Visual Impairment

12 March 2018
Source: Visualise

Thomas Pocklington Trust are supporting entrepreneur Daniel Williams, and dispensing optician Peter Black, to drive forward the message that no patient should be diagnosed with an eye condition and left to fend for themselves. This innovative and insightful course leaves optometrists and dispensing opticians empowered with knowledge to deliver the highest quality service to their VIPs (visually impaired patients). Thomas

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Vacancy: Director of Commercial Development

8 February 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

TPT are recruiting a Director of Commercial Development whose focus will be to develop and  implement a strategy to grow and diversify the sources of income for VI charities throughout the UK. This will include both restricted and unrestricted sources of funding and in particular to support the continued growth of activities supported under TPT’s strategic partnership with Visionary for

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