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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Former TPT chair Rodney Powell awarded MBE in New Year Honours

7 January 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is proud to announce that its former Chair, Rodney Powell, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for his services to blind and partially sighted people as part of the Trust. He has been a trustee for 36 years of which 26 were as Chair. The current Chair, Mervyn Williamson, said “I’m

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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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Birmingham Vision Update

16 October 2019
Source: Birmingham Vision

Birmingham Vision has supported blind and partially sighted people, their friends, families and carers, since it opened in 2015. Following changes to available future funding, we have recently been reviewing the sustainability of Birmingham Vision and working closely with our primary funder, Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), to determine the best way forward for continuity of provision of services in the

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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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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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