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

RNIB recently met with NHSX digital as part of their information gathering to inform the digital strategy they’re developing which RNIB have shared with Visionary members. It’s an opportunity for the sight loss sector to provide further feedback. This online feedback gathering is being undertaken by Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit, working with the NHS … Continued

NHSX digital and your opportunity to influence digital access to NHS services

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

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?”

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

RNIB – Referrals to local sight loss organisations

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

As the end of the year fast approaches, Team Visionary wanted to take this opportunity to pass on our season’s greetings and wish you all a very happy new year. Festive closing dates To give our wonderful and tiny team a chance for a good break, Visionary will be closing from 3pm on Wednesday 23 … Continued

Seasons greetings and office closings dates

A new Sight Loss Sector Charter has been launched at the Visionary Annual Conference on 19 November 2020. Visionary have taken the lead on bringing local and national sight loss charities together to develop a unique Sight Loss Sector Charter which outlines how we can work together and how we should behave towards each other. … Continued

Sight Loss Sector Charter launches at the Visionary Annual Conference 2020

The importance of vision rehabilitation as a preventative service which enables blind and partially sighted people to maintain independence and wellbeing is well understood within the social care and support sector. Vision rehabilitation provides expert advice to blind and partially sighted people on how to maintain and live in their home safely, and equips them … Continued

ADASS Physical and Sensory Impairment Network provides Vision Rehabilitation – Draft Interim Practice Guidance July 2020

Like all of you, here at Visionary, back in March, we looked at how we were going to work during the pandemic. We published our COVID-19 Action Plan which resulted in all face to face Visionary work ceasing and all staff working from home. Given the changes in COVID-19 restrictions and increased activity across Visionary … Continued

Visionary’s COVID-19 Action Plan – where we are now!

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