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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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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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: 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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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Fitness equipment isn’t fit for us, say visually impaired gym users

24 January 2018
Source: Thomas Pockington Trust/RICA

Visually impaired (VI) people enjoy the health benefits of exercise and would like to be more  physically active, a new report by consumer research charity Rica shows. However, they find that the design of fitness equipment used in many gyms is a barrier to their taking part in exercise and call for both gym operators and equipment manufacturers to provide

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Vision UK supports the Blind Veterans UK and RNIB responses to the appointment of Tracey Crouch as Minister for Loneliness

17 January 2018
Source: Vision UK

Blind Veterans UK welcomes the announcement today (17/1) of a new Minister for Loneliness, in response to the publication of recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness. ‘We know that loneliness and isolation are issues that affect many vision-impaired veterans in the UK, due to the combined impact of sight loss and increasing age. Some research we did with

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Loughborough University and Thomas Pocklington Trust: Research on the experiences of living with visual impairment and making ends meet

1 August 2017
Source: Loughborough University and Thomas Pocklington Trust

    Thomas Pocklington Trust have commissioned Loughborough University to find out about the experiences of being visually impaired and living on a budget.  We know that life can cost more if you are visually impaired but what does this mean for people on an everyday basis?  We are interested in people’s views and experiences to help improve understanding about

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Cane Enable – The Campaign

27 October 2016
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Using a white cane to get around can make a huge difference to the day-to-day lives of people with sight loss. Whether it’s navigating a busy café, getting the kids to school or hopping on the right bus, our videos show how a white cane can help people with sight loss to get around and lead active lives. So tell

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