Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind Project title: A Centre for Sight in Sunderland The project sets out to fill a gap in specialist employment services for visually impaired people in the Sunderland and County Durham area. It will support a total of 30 people and deliver the following core outcomes; … Continued

2019 Development and Innovation projects

    MySight York is the new name for York’s long established charity, York Blind & Partially Sighted Society.  In 2019 they celebrate their 40th anniversary and the time seemed right for modernising.     Karen Froggatt, Chief Executive of MySight York says: “Our look and name felt dated and it really didn’t convey what we … Continued

MySight York is the new name for York Blind and Partially Sighted Society

Lucy, an active woman in her late sixties living in England, became worried when her vision started to deteriorate.

What more can be done for Lucy?

  Visionary has published its highlights document for 2018-19 and once again demonstrates just how vital local sight loss organisations are in providing direct services  to blind and partially sighted individuals. We continue to celebrate and support our members in many ways. Some key highlights include: Our members supported a staggering  229,948 beneficiaries with their … Continued

Visionary highlights 2018-19

The University of Birmingham has 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 … Continued

The experiences of young people with vision impairment from secondary school into further education and employment

Sight loss leading to thousands of Scots facing loneliness Today Scotland’s biggest charity supporting blind and partially sighted people has called for action to tackle loneliness among the nearly 200,000 Scots who live with sight loss*. Research from Royal Blind shows that almost two thirds of vision impaired people have experienced loneliness because of their … Continued

Sight loss leading to thousands of Scots facing loneliness

Fife Society for the Blind sees in change of name to become SeeScape Fife Society for the Blind has been dedicated to helping sight impaired people lead more independent lives for over 150 years, and as the charity continues to develop and expand its horizons, it has revealed its new name – seescape. Officially unveiled … Continued

Fife Society for the Blind sees in change of name to become SeeScape

Second Sight’s Argus II The Argus II works by converting images captured by a miniature video camera mounted on the patient’s glasses into a series of small electrical pulses, which are transmitted wirelessly to an array of electrodes implanted on the surface of the retina. These pulses stimulate the retina’s remaining cells, intending to result … Continued

Second Sight’s Argus II

Media Trust launches free training programme to develop the digital skills of charities across the UK Media Trust has launched a new UK-wide digital skills training programme designed to help charities and community groups access the vital digital marketing training they need, in order to strengthen their communications capabilities and get their voices heard in … Continued

Media Trust launches free training programme to develop the digital skills of charities across the UK

Inspiring Impact update (June 2018): Since convening our pilot group back in 2017, Visionary has worked consistently with a core group of partners in order to develop this project to date. This core group consists of: Focus Birmingham, Sight Concern Bedfordshire, Devon in Sight, West London Vision, London Vision and we have been supported by … Continued

Inspiring Impact update (June 2018):

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