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  • SYMBOLic decisions

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    Monday, 23 January 2017
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    Natalie Doig, our Bedfordshire Volunteer Campaign Coordinator, has shared her experiences of using a symbol cane and her journey in becoming a cane user.

  • Graphic of a stick person using a long cane

    Me and my mate Stella

    Posted: 
    Friday, 20 January 2017
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    Our fantastic campaign supporter, Hayley based in the West Midlands has shared what a couple of days in her life are like as a long cane user. It’s often emotive and heart warming and shows the barriers that cane users face everyday getting out and about.

  • A change has got to come

    Posted: 
    Thursday, 12 January 2017
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    Bernie Reddington, our Volunteer Campaign Coordinator in Norfolk, tells us about the obstacles she’s faced when going to job interviews, her struggles with Access to Work, and what she thinks needs to change.

  • Tackling ignorance

    Posted: 
    Monday, 19 December 2016
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    One of our campaign volunteers in the South East shares her experience dealing with lack of understanding from staff in her local Jobcentre. She tells us why she thinks people need to take this chance to tell the Government how blind and partially sighted people can be better supported into work and while in work.

  • My journey to award-winning entrepreneur

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    Monday, 19 December 2016
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    Sarah Leadbetter, our Volunteer Campaign Coordinator in Leicester, tells us about the help and hindrances she met on her journey to running a successful business.

  • Diary of a vision rehabilitation officer

    Posted: 
    Monday, 7 November 2016
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    Being a vision rehabilitation officer is a varied job, you have to think on your feet, make instant decisions and respond to the different needs of very different people. In this diary, a vision rehabilitation officer, shares a snippet of a day in their life for one week.

  • Be your own advocate, get the cataract surgery you need

    Posted: 
    Friday, 7 October 2016
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    Peter from Nottingham got in touch with us when he was struggling to get access to cataract surgery earlier this year. Peter tells us about his journey getting the surgery he needed and why the new cataract toolkit will help people get the care they need.

  • New Treatment for 13,000 Eye Patients!

    Posted: 
    Monday, 19 September 2016
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    Jess Hall, our Assistant Policy and Campaigns Officer for Access to Treatment, shares some great news about a new eye treatment.

  • From failing school...to having three degrees: why vision rehabilitation matters

    Posted: 
    Friday, 2 September 2016
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    Vicky, one of our fantastic Volunteer Campaign Coordinators, shares her personal journey of living with sight loss. Vicky tells us just why vision rehabilitation support is so important and why everyone should get involved with this campaign.

  • Losing My Sight Magazine

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    Thursday, 1 September 2016
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    David Taylor, Editor of Losing My Sight Magazine, sits down to tell us how losing his job as a result of sight loss inspired him to start the magazine, and why he’s looking for people to join the project.

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