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

Logos of Guide Dogs, RNIB, TPT, Vision UK and Visionary

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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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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Joint Letter On Prioritising Online Shopping For VI People Docx
Joint Letter On Prioritising Online Shopping For VI People Docx
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Collaboration on Sight Advice FAQ’s for COVID 19

Covid 19 FAQ's logo with the logos of Gudie Dogs, TPT, Vision UK, Visonary and RNIB

25 March 2020

We’ve come together with Guide Dogs, Thomas Pocklington Trust, RNIB and Visionary to share information and advice FAQs on and around Coronavirus (COVID-19) which will be frequently updated: https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/independent-living/Covid-19  Helplines for support for blind and partially sighted people from our members and friends are on the attached document

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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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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Bridge the Gap busting myths to increase diversity

https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/study-shows-improvements-for-young-people-with-vision-impairment-entering-employment/

21 February 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Businesses in the Merseyside region came together with blind and partially sighted people today (20/02/2020) to find out how they could increase the number of visually impaired people in the workforce. The Bridge the Gap event challenged old myths around employing blind and partially sighted people and provided advice on the practical, financial and technical support available to employers. Attending

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Join Team Visionary! Four exciting vacancies

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27 January 2020
Source: Visionary

Thanks to a significant funding package from the Thomas Pocklington Trust, our friends at Visionary have four exciting vacancies. If you want to play an active and influential role in improving the community sight loss sector they want to hear from you. All posts are UK wide and full time. A home-based team with frequent travel and overnight stays. You

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Thomas Pocklington Trust awards Visionary £1.3m

19 January 2020
Source: Visionary

Visionary are thrilled to kick-off 2020 by sharing the news that Thomas Pocklington Trust have awarded Visionary funding of £1.3m as part of a three-year agreement. The agreement, which came into effect on 1 January 2020, includes funding and other resources for a three-year period, with a view to extension after this period subject to us successfully achieving the ambitious

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ADASS endorses a Professional Register for Vision Rehabilitation Workers

15 July 2019
Source: ADASS

The ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network, the Rehab Workers professional network, Visionary and Vision UK have worked together to achieve the Endorsement of  ADASS for a Professional Register for Vision Rehabilitation Workers.     The professional body for Vision Rehabilitation Workers, the Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network (RWPN), has established a professional register which requires all members to

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Rehabilitaiton Registration Position Statement May 2019
Rehabilitaiton Registration Position Statement May 2019
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RWPN Professional Register Guidance Notes For Employers And Commissioners
RWPN Professional Register Guidance Notes For Employers And Commissioners
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Appendix 2 RWPN ROVI  Job Description
Appendix 2 RWPN ROVI Job Description
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Appendix 3 RWPN CPD Scheme Description Jan 2017
Appendix 3 RWPN CPD Scheme Description Jan 2017
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Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

17 June 2019
Source: Sight Advice FAQ

  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, http://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk which pulls together content from

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Inspiring Impact: A subsector partnership between Visionary, NCVO and NPC to deliver shared measurement for the sight loss sector

29 January 2019
Source: Visionary

After several meetings with the Inspiring Impact pilot group members and with Visionary, NCVO and NPC working together behind the scenes, we have now developed the first versions of the shared measurement tools we think will capture the information that the sight loss sector wishes to measure about its front line services in common. We will be going through three

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