Thomas Pocklington Trust have produced a useful briefing on the Health and Care Bill which was published 6 July 2021 and Integrated Care Systems (ICS). The briefing highlights the changes the Health and Care Bill will create in health and social care services at a local level by facilitating greater collaboration within the NHS and … Continued

Briefing on Health and Care Bill and Integrated Care Systems

  Visionary and RNIB are working in partnership to ensure that people living with sight loss are aware of the range of services available, especially those provided by local sight loss organisations. This work pre-dates the emergence of COVID-19, however the major disruption COVID-19 restrictions brought to sight loss services saw a significant shift to … Continued

RNIB and Visionary are promoting information and referrals to local sight loss organisations

    Thomas Pocklington Trust, together with Guide Dogs and RNIB, has written to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to urge it makes all adults with visual impairment a priority cohort when the vaccination programmes reaches its second phase. The letter outlines the challenges blind and partially sighted people face including social distancing, … Continued

Sight loss charities write to Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

RNIB Scotland, Guide Dogs Scotland, Sight Scotland, Visibility, Visionary and leading Scottish sight loss charities are hosting a virtual sight loss sector conference on Wednesday 17 March to Thursday 18 March titled “Working collaboratively towards a Scottish Vision Strategy Conference”. This two-day event is jointly funded by RNIB Scotland, Sight Scotland and Thomas Pocklington Trust … Continued

Save the date – Working collaboratively towards a Scottish Vision Strategy Conference – 17 to 18 March 2021

    RNIB, Guide Dogs and Thomas Pocklington Trust have updated their policy guidance on the national restrictions in England including guidance on sighted guiding. 210106 New national restrictions in England from 6 January v1.0 FINAL

Policy guidance for new national restrictions in England

Thomas Pocklington Trust are helping to raise awareness of the issues and challenges facing people living with sight loss through the development of a new short film:     What do we see? How the world looks to blind and partially sighted people. This film aims to increase awareness and understanding of the needs and aspirations of blind and partially sighted people.  Thomas Pocklington … Continued

Thomas Pocklington Trust Launch New Video “What do we See?”

London now has a Sight Loss Council to advocate the needs of blind and partially sighted people and influence positive change in the capital. The announcement comes after the successful appointment of 14 members, all of whom are visually impaired themselves. Facilitated by London Vision with funding from Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and the Vision … Continued

New Sight Loss Council launched for London

Following the sad closure of Vision UK, we are pleased to confirm that a new project, jointly funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and RNIB, is underway to determine the best way forward for the England Vision Strategy (EVS). The England Vision Strategy, along with its counterparts in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, aims to address … Continued

England Vision Strategy review project

Thomas Pocklington Trust have worked with other charities in the sector to create a back to school survey on the experiences of vision impaired children since returning to school. This is a follow up to the submission to the Education Select Committees’ inquiry into the impact of COVID-19 on Education and Children services which ran … Continued

Back to school survey

In the latest episode of The Blind Spot podcast, host Alex Henderson welcomes Thomas Pocklington Trust’s Technology Information Champion Darren Paskell and Sight Loss Council’s Communications Officer Kevin Satizabal to discuss and debate video calling platforms Zoom and Microsoft Teams. Both of these platforms have become the new normal in terms of how we communicate … Continued

Podcast: Teams and Zoom goes head-to-head

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