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Public Health England has published seven new audio versions of national patient information screening leaflets to help meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people. Screening allows for early identification of conditions that with early intervention can prevent long term illness/disease or death. Audio versions are now available on https://www.gov.uk/ of the following leaflets: Screening tests [...]
Presentations from the Impact of visual impairment on health, wealth & jobs Courtesy of Vision 2020
Have you heard of Mac the macula? He gives us sight so spectacular Say Hello to Mac As part of a campaign to increase awareness of macular disease, the Macular Society have created Mac to tell their story. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK, over 600,000 people [...]
A new report, Someone cares if I’m not there explores why loneliness affects so many people with disabilities, from the perspective of disabled people themselves. The report reveals how disabled people can experience loneliness for a wide range of reasons, including; poor access to services, inaccessible transport and venues, and financial challenges. Please click the link below [...]
https://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/thomas-pocklington-trust-launch-online-housing-guide-visually-impaired-people-looking-new-home/ Thank you to Vision 2020 UK for the use of their information.
Shaping Futures Podcast courtesy of Vision 2020 and audioboom, with thanks. Please click the link below, to be taken to the podcast: audioboom vision-uk-2017
Event at Sight Village – Impact of visual impairment on health, wealth & jobs – taking a person-centred approach to wellbeing.
West Midlands Local Eye Health Network in partnership with VISION 2020 UK, Health Education England in the West Midlands, and Sight Village are pleased to invite you to: At Sight Village Birmingham Tuesday 18th July 2017 9.15am – 4.30pm New Bingley Hall, Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP Being in employment is beneficial for health. Feeling [...]
Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families The VISION 2020 UK Pathway for Children and Young People with vision impairment is a best practice, generic pathway that requires health, social care, education and the voluntary sector to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the child [...]
Vision2020 Litttle Minion Thank you to Vision 2020 for the use of this article
This is my brain injury story by Shelley Whale A New Me
Hello everyone, We are giving a shout out, as we are in desperate need of items for raffle and tombolla prizes. We need small items, such as toiletries, chocolates, bric a brac etc, which will help us raise funds to support those with sightloss in the Walsall Borough. Thank you
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Roll up, roll up, with fabulous goodies to win, we had a great time at Pelsall Carnival, held Saturday 8th July 2017. On a fabulous hot sunny day, we were thrilled so many people came to say hello and have a go on our tombolla and name the teddy competition. Thank you to everyone who [...]
Many thanks to Halfords at Bescot, Walsall today, who kindly helped towards the cost of our new pop up gazebo. With our very inclement weather, this is a much needed essential for the many events we will be taking part in.
Saturday 10th June Thank you to everyone who came to say hello to the team at Willenhall Carnival. We had lots of bargains on our car boot sale along with our name the teddy competition. A big thank you to everyone who supported us with donations and purchases and thank you to Claire and Sharon [...]
"Thank you to our wonderful volunteers" Volunteers' week is the UK's biggest celebration, recognising the contribution of the 22 million people who volunteer in their communities. It is a wonderful opportunity to tell our volunteers that: 'you make the difference' Everyone at WSB appreciates all the hard work, support and dedication each and every one [...]