Visionary have just established a dedicated Health and Safety advice service for our members. Staffed by an experienced Health and Safety professional this service is available to address any COVID-19 questions or queries members may have and it also provides a document/procedure review service. We know that these are key support areas especially as COVID-19 … Continued

Health and Safety Specialist Advice for Visionary Members

Obesity and inactivity are two major challenges facing this country. To combat these issues, the government recommends 60 minutes per day of physical activity for children aged between 5 and 18 years old.  However, only 32% of boys and 24% of girls are meeting these guidelines. Many children with a visual impairment struggle with physical … Continued

British Blind Sport take their First Steps right across the country!

Your Briefing – 8 July 2020 This week including: It’s all about the money – Funding news, opportunities and updates  Visionary Latest – Online support and training sessions for you and your staff This week Visionary latest – How Visionary can support you Covid-19: A sector-wide approach – How the sector is working together It’s all about the money – … Continued

Visionary briefing 8 July 2020

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) welcomes the announcement made yesterday by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan, indicating significant changes to Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). TPT has campaigned for change to the DSA since January 2019 and met with Chris Skidmore (the then Minister for Universities) last year as well as the Department for … Continued

TPT Welcomes Disabled Students Allowance Reform

As lockdowns ease around the world, blind and partially sighted people face a growing list of social distancing challenges. Shops have one-way systems that are difficult to navigate due to floor markings visually impaired people often cannot see. Guide dogs do not understand social distancing measures and blind and partially sighted people often will simply … Continued

#DistancingBlind campaign

Following the success of our online Spring quiz in April, we will again be hosting an online quiz open to all Visionary members on Friday 17 July 2020, 3pm – 5pm. Teams and solo players are very welcome. If you are a solo player, just let us know and we will team you up with … Continued

Join online Visionary Good Vibrations Summer Quiz, 17 July 2020 at 3pm

Blind and partially sighted people in Scotland can be guided by someone living outwith their household if necessary, the Minister for Older People and Equalities Christina McKelvie MSP has confirmed. The ruling has been welcomed by RNIB Scotland. It points to a survey last month in which 25 per cent of respondents said they did … Continued

People with sight loss can be guided, but limit time spent at less than two metres

On 6 July 2020, the Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) is turning the giant Piccadilly Lights billboard upside down to raise awareness of the difficulties the sight loss community has faced during coronavirus.   From new road and shop layouts, to social distancing rules, the blind and partially sighted community are having to … Continued

RNIB turns Piccadilly Lights billboard upside down

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest health crisis for generations, and it is having a devastating impact on the lives of people across the world. However, the restrictions required by all of us during lockdown have consequences for people already facing challenges in their everyday lives as a result of sight loss. We realised the … Continued

Henshaws blind and partially sighted COVID-19 survey report published

Join the Bristol and Gloucestershire Sight Loss Councils (SLCs) visual impairment (VI) forums this month, to share your experiences of lockdown as a visually impaired person. Whether you are anxious about social distancing when travelling, or have faced challenges ordering your online food shop, we want to hear your concerns and your suggestions. We are … Continued

Bristol and Gloucestershire Sight Loss Councils VI forums: Share your COVID-19 experiences

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