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 emergence of COVID-19, however the major disruption COVID-19 restrictions brought to sight loss services … 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, will start in January 2021 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, … 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!

  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

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

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