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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Retirement Announcement: Peter Corbett, Chief Executive, Thomas Pocklington Trust

21 January 2019
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

It is announced that Peter Corbett, Chief Executive, Thomas Pocklington Trust, is to take retirement and stand down from his position. Thomas Pocklington Trust Chair of Trustees, Rodney Powell, said: ‘The Trustees and I want to thank Peter sincerely for his work with Pocklington. Under his stewardship, Pocklington has contributed significantly to the lives of many visually impaired people and

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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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