Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire is delighted to announce that Services Manager, Alison Stannard, has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Alison has been recognised with a British Empire Medal for her dedication and compassion in overseeing the charity’s services, particularly in response to the coronavirus pandemic. When the lockdown started, Sight … Continued

Alison Stannard named in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Bognor-based 4Sight Vision Support is delighted to announce that it has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The recipients of this prestigious Award, which aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities, were announced on the … Continued

4Sight Vision Support Receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Northumberland County Blind Associations volunteers based across Northumberland, have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The Association works with 181 volunteers to deliver services to blind and visually impaired people is one of 241 charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups to … Continued

Northumberland County Blind Association receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

  Retina UK have a new website Unlock Genetics which aims to increase awareness about the importance of genetic testing and genetic counselling in the inherited sight loss community. Raising awareness will empower people to make fully informed decisions about their lives, healthcare and family planning. Tina Houlihan, Chief Executive of Retina UK and volunteers … Continued

Retina UK has new website Unlock Genetics

  A new podcast series, sharing the stories of visually impaired members of Wakefield District Sight Aid managing during lockdown, will be launched this week –  https://onetoonedevelopment.org/stories-of-insight/ Produced by arts organisation, One to One Development Trust, “Stories of Insight” is one of 17 initiatives commissioned as part of Wakefield’s Creative Challenge programme, as a response … Continued

Coping with sight loss during Covid-19 – enlightening podcast series shares important stories

Image states:  up to 15% of people falling from platforms are visually impaired.  Text is on the left of the image and depiction of tactile paving by yellow dots on the right of the image   Leading disability rights organisations, including Visionary, are calling on Network Rail and the Department for Transport to urgently install … Continued

Charities call for Network Rail and Department for Transport to address rail safety faster

British Blind Sport releases its 2020 Impact Report The British Blind Sport (BBS) 2020 Impact Report examines how the ongoing pandemic has affected service users’ levels of physical activity and engagement with the charity. The report also includes an overview of BBS’s projects, partnership initiatives and how the charity intends to support blind and partially … Continued

British Blind Sport takes collective approach to Covid-19

    England Football, The Football Association’s new home for participation and the grassroots game, has launched on 21 May 2021 Football Your Way, a new campaign to help disabled footballers return to the sport and reclaim the moments they have missed, as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted across the country. The campaign is funded by … Continued

England Football launches Football Your Way campaign to support disabled footballers to return to football

To mark International Albinism Awareness Day* on 13 June 2021, the Albinism Fellowship is running a mini conference on zoom. The event will kick off at 2pm and after a brief introduction session there will be three choices of session to join in with… A session for parents whose children have been newly diagnosed with … Continued

Zoom celebration for International Albinsim Awareness Day on 13 June 2021

The UK Delegation of the World Blind Union Summit invite you to the World Blindess Summit Madrid 2021. Every 4 years the World Blind Union, holds a summit for “the largest international gathering of people who are blind or have low vision, working to build together a better future.” Registration is free and allows access … Continued

World Blindness Summit Madrid 2021

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