Furloughing of Vision UK Staff

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6 April 2020
Source: Vision UK

Due to budgetary issues, and in particular due to the COVID 19 crisis, we are having to furlough all Vision UK staff and put the work of Vision UK in abeyance for at least two months with immediate effect. We will hope to re-open at the end of this period We understand this comes at a very difficult time for

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Collaborative Petition: Coronavirus: People with sight loss need priority access to online shopping

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31 March 2020
Source: Vision UK, Visionary, Guide Dogs, RNIB, TPT

People with vision impairments are struggling to safely access basic necessities like food from supermarkets because of Covid-19 restrictions. Being blind or partially sighted makes safe social distancing in busy places like these often impossible. Despite this, while priority access to online shopping slots is available for some people, those with sight loss are being excluded. Sign the petition to

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 31/03/2020

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31 March 2020

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 30 March 2020, a total of 134,946 people have been tested, of which 112,805 were confirmed negative and 22,141 were confirmed positive. As of 5pm

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Joint letter to Rt Hon George Eustice MP on adding people with Visual Impairment to groups to ensure that they have priority access to buy goods online

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27 March 2020
Source: Vision UK, Visionary, Guide Dogs, RNIB, TPT

Vision UK, RNIB, Guide Dogs, TPT and Visionary are asking the Government to urgently work with supermarkets to ensure that people with sight loss are considered a priority group able to access online shopping.   Letter attached below: 

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 27/03/2020

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27 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 26 March 2020, a total of 104,866 people have been tested, of which 93,208 were confirmed negative and 11,658 were confirmed positive. As of 5pm

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Eye Sector collaboration to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic.

24 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Senior representatives of Vision UK, Visionary, RNIB Guide Dogs and TPT are now meeting regularly to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic. We are working together to get advice out to as many blind and partially sighted people as we possibly can. We are also working together to share intelligence and data

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 20/03/2020

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20 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 19 March 2020, 64,621 people have been tested in the UK, of which 61,352 were confirmed negative and 3,269 were confirmed positive. As of 1pm

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Vision UK sustainability survey for NHS Sustainability Day 2020

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19 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

NHS Sustainability Day is today, 19 March 2020 and is about celebrating the importance sustainable development plays within our national health services. Through this annual day, NHS and health professionals can showcase how they are driving sustainability whilst celebrating their achievements and engaging with staff, patients and visitors. Vision UK would like to encourage any organisation to get involved and

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Membership Sustainability Report, Mar 20
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Updated Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Leaflets

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28 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

The attached leaflets have been produced by the Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee. The leaflets cover information on:  Dementia and sight loss FAQ’s; Cataracts and Dementia; Dementia and Low Vision; Wearing Glasses with Dementia; and Eye examinations for people with Dementia. The documents are for people with dementia, carers, and practitioners in dementia and vision services. The

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Cataracts And Dementia Factsheet Feb 2020
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Dementia And Low-vision Factsheet Feb 2020
Dementia And Low-vision Factsheet Feb 2020
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Dementia And Sight Loss Faqs Feb 2020
Dementia And Sight Loss Faqs Feb 2020
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Eye Exam For Ppl With Dementia Factsheet Feb 20
Eye Exam For Ppl With Dementia Factsheet Feb 20
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Wearing Glasses With Dementia Factsheet Feb 2020
Wearing Glasses With Dementia Factsheet Feb 2020
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Vision UK announces partnership with 23 organisations (so far) as part of 2020: Year of Vision campaign

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11 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK has added 23 organisations (so far) on board to its 2020: Year of Vision campaign who have agreed to collaborate on the collective campaign that will run across 2020. Blind Veterans UK British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) British Wireless for the Blind Fund The College of Optometrists England Vision Strategy European Coalition for Vision Fight for Sight

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