Visionary Briefing 11 October 2017

News from across the sector for our members

We want the Visionary Briefing to be informed by our members, as well as a useful source of information. Therefore, if you have any news stories, job vacancies or events to advertise, please send them to us by email.
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This week

Spotlight – good news stories from our members and partners
Visionary Matters – keyupdates from Visionary central
Key news – this issue’s top news story
Also this week – other news items of interest
Dates for your diary – summary of events and training relevant to members

 

Spotlight

We are delighted to announce that Sight Service have been awarded the Change 4 Life Quality Standard by South Tyneside Council. It is awarded to organisations that:

  • Empower people to take responsibility and become an expert in their own health and wellbeing
  • Support people to make small sustainable lifestyle changes resulting in big improvements
  • Target prevention and early intervention to address health inequalities in South Tyneside
  • The council were impressed to see how Sight Service embrace and embed the health and wellbeing agenda, not only for its clients but also its staff. We will be presented with an award at an event later next year

 

Visionary Matters

Visionary Annual Conference 2017 Awards

We are pleased to announce that voting for this year’s Visionary Annual Conference Awards 2017 are now open! To see all the finalists and register your vote please click here

Visionary Annual Conference 2017

Bookings for this year’s Visionary Annual Conference close on Friday 13 October. We have limited availability. For full details and how to book please click here

GDPR Updates and Support

GDPR is the most significant change in data protection law in the last 20 years. Implementation is less than eight months away; however the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is still working on some of the details. Read more

Rehab working group

We are looking for members who can attend approximately 3 meetings a year, via teleconference. The group will oversee other Rehab related projects which are being delivered by Visionary and its stakeholders. The group have previously been involved in the Making Rehab Work pilot which set out to determine what levels of rehabilitative support could be provided by non-rehab qualified individuals. We are looking for members who have a specific interest in outcome measurement around rehabilitation. If you are interested please contact us

 

Key news

Work begins to establish new organisation for the eye health and sight loss sector

Preparations are under way for the official launch of Vision UK in 2018. Vision UK will work in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. Read more

 

Also this week

The Partially Sighted Society has been shortlisted for a prestigious national optics award. Read more

Vision 2020 have release an updated sight loss statistics key messages postcard. Read more

Researchers at Aston University are inviting visually impaired people in the UK to take part in a study investigating the impact of sight loss on diet and appetite. Read more

The Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is open.  For grants of £18,000 to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites. Read more

Get your FREE exhibition pass for the CIPD Annual Exhibition and get tailored solutions to your HR and L&D challenges. Read more

Introducing parkrun: parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in Read more

 

Dates for your diary

14 – 15 October – Conference on Accessibility in Film, TV and Interactive Media, York. Read more
17 October – Free Cranfield Trust Masterclass, Manchester. Read more
18 October – NCVO Webinar: What does GDPR mean for your charity? Read more
25 October – RP Fighting Blindness Information Day, Hereford. Read more
1 – 2 November – Visionary Annual Conference, Birmingham. Read more
5 November – RSBC Blindfold run, London. Read more
7 November – SCOVI Annual Conference, Perth. Read more
23 November – Visibility Whisky tasting evening, Glasgow. Read more

 

Don’t miss

Member news on our website
Sector vacancies on our website
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