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”

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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British Blind Sport partner with University of Central Lancashire and Thomas Pocklington Trust for important children research piece

3 December 2019
Source: British Blind Sport

        British Blind Sport is pleased to announce a year-long partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to undertake research investigating the physical development rates of children with sight loss compared to their sighted peers. The research project will explore whether any link exists between a child’s sight levels and physical health

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Thomas Pocklington Trust Response to the House of Commons Education Committee Special educational needs and disabilities First Report of Session 2019–20

24 October 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Overview The Select Committees findings are damning and show what we have long suspected and known, that the system with the right intentions to support children and young people with SEND needs is failing the very people it is meant to help. “This generation is being let down—the reforms have not done enough to join the dots, to bring people

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Meeting Rooms Available at the Pocklington Hub

18 October 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

The Pocklington Hub, Thomas Pocklington Trust’s office, has a range of meeting rooms available for other sight loss sector organisations to book for free to use for meetings, training sessions, interviews and events. The full suite of rooms available are: Andrea Bocelli and Stevie Wonder – two rooms with capacity for 2 people Peter White Room – capacity for 6

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) position statement

23 August 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

All blind and partially sighted university students must have access to the support they need to achieve their full academic potential and the opportunity to obtain the same skills and experiences as their peers. Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is a grant that helps university students meet the extra costs they may face as a result of their disability, long term

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Meet Charles Colquhoun, our new CEO!

12 July 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has appointed Charles Colquhoun as its permanent Chief Executive. Charles joined TPT in 2016 as Director of Resources and has been working as Interim Chief Executive since February of this year, following Peter Corbett’s retirement. Charles said: “I’m very proud to have been appointed and be part of the team at Thomas Pocklington Trust, improving the

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Universities Minister visits University of Birmingham to take part in roundtable discussion with students with vision impairment

21 May 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Chris Skidmore MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation visited the University of Birmingham to take part in a roundtable discussion to hear powerful stories from students with vision impairment about their experience of university and of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). The event jointly hosted by the University of Birmingham’s Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research

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Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone comes to Optrafair

27 February 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

We are delighted to announce the Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone comes to Optrafair, 30 March – 1 April 2019. The main focus is on sight loss, which empowers optical professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively support low vision patients. The Zone is funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, a national charity supporting people with sight loss, and will

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Patients with Low Vision benefit from Optical Sector Seeing Beyond the Eyes

Seeing Beyond the Eyes Resource Pack front page

21 February 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Patients with low vision are benefitting from an initiative developed by Visualise Training and Consultancy and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust. Seeing Beyond the Eyes has released its impact report which highlights a huge increase in the number of optical professionals who will now refer patients with low vision to vital support services – up from only 9% to an

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