Local community group, Sutton Vision, is today celebrating after being awarded almost £350,000 of funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, to support its work with people living with visual impairment. The charity, based in Robin Hood Lane Sutton, will use the funding to extend its … Continued

Sutton Vision celebrates after receiving £350k from the National Lottery to further empower and enable people living with blindness and vision impairments in the London Borough of Sutton.

  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

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

       The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) in partnership with British Blind Sport have received £1m in funding from Sport England for three years to develop participation in sport amongst people with sight loss. Despite Covid-19 having a devastating effect on the sporting calendar and landscape, Sport England has committed to … Continued

Sport England funds development of participation in sport amongst people with sight loss

A sight loss charity is reaching out to its community by hosting a packed schedule of weekly virtual activities to combat loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Beacon Centre for the Blind is running more than 15 free sessions every week during the latest lockdown with staff hosting activities via Zoom or telephone … Continued

Virtual events to help combat lockdown loneliness

Three national sight loss charities are urging everyone who works within Higher Education (HE) to access their guidance on supporting students with vision impairment during COVID-19. Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), Guide Dogs and LOOK UK have worked with Disability Advisers, Qualified Teachers for Visual Impairment (QTVI), lecturers and other professionals to produce this Covid-19 specific … Continued

New guidance launched for HE providers to support students with vision impairment

  In preparation for the reopening of leisure and sport facilities, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), British Blind Sport (BBS), Metro Blind Sport and Visionary have been working together to provide practical guidance to support the return of blind and partially sighted people to physical activity. Research conducted by RNIB has found … Continued

RNIB, British Blind Sport, Metro Blind Sport and Visionary issue guidance for leisure operators to support the return of blind and partially sighted people

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

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