Blind Veterans UK: Royal Navy personnel and veterans join forces to mark 100 years of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) and appeal for 2,500 Wrens to access support

22 May 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

  Blind Veterans UK beneficiaries and former WRNS (Wrens), enjoyed a special lunch at the charity’s Brighton centre yesterday (18/05), as part of a week of events celebrating female veterans. They were joined by women currently serving in the Royal Navy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wrens. During the formal lunch Blind Veterans UK released research which shows

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ADASS: Ready Steady Go! Driving stability and innovation in the adult social care market

22 May 2017
Source: ADASS

With the sustainability of the care market a key risk for adult social services, ADASS and EY organised a roundtable of adult social care leaders to debate the challenges and explore potential ways to put the market on a more stable footing. Ever since the Care Act took effect, councils have been grappling with their new duty to foster sustainable

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National Dementia Declaration

19 May 2017

This Dementia Awareness Week’s theme is ‘United Against Dementia’ led by DAA Member, Alzheimer’s Society. Together, we’re launching the new Dementia Statements. Grounded in human rights law, they are a rallying call to improve the lives of people with dementia and to recognise that they shouldn’t be treated differently because of their diagnosis. With the publication of the National Dementia Declaration in 2010

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RNIB Scotland: Scottish bus operators pledge to make travel more accessible for passengers with sight loss

19 May 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

A nationwide campaign to make public transport more accessible for blind and partially sighted people will receive a major boost today [FRIDAY, 19TH MAY] when the representative body for Scottish bus and coach operators endorses it.

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NICE: Draft guideline on cataracts in adults: management. Response

17 May 2017
Source: NICE

NICE have released the draft guideline on cataracts in adults: management and its supporting evidence which are now out for consultation. VISION 2020 UK will be responding and would be interested in any comments you have on these guidelines to add to our response. Please send any responses to m.broom@VISION2020UK.org.uk NICE hope that your organisation will submit comments on the draft

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Championing vision awareness in autism services

12 May 2017
Source: RNIB Scotland

Results from a collaborative project on autism and sight loss undertaken by RNIB Scotland, Scottish Autism and Edinburgh Napier University have been published in the Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. The work was funded by the Scottish Government as part of the Scottish Strategy for Autism. Improving health outcomes

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