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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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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