Campaigners in Rotherham campaigning to protect local ECLO service

Post date: 
Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Sally Wilkinson chair of the Rotherham Visually Impaired Group (RVIG) and RNIB Volunteer Campaign Coordinator has been contacting Rotherham MPs about threats to her local Eye Clinic Liaison Service. 

Sally was involved in early campaigns for a service and helped host an MP visit to the Rotherham ECLO last year. Sarah Champion MP, attended and heard about the vital early reach services and the impact these services has had on patients. After hearing that the service was at risk due to fragile funding arrangements, Sally visited both her own MP Kevin Baron as well as Sarah Champion to ask them to voice her concerns. Both MPs agreed to act on Sally’s behalf and asked the Local Authority to commit to longer term funding arrangements for the service. 

So far the news has been good with the Local Authority stating that at this time they have no plans to stop delivering the ECLO service in Rotherham and that they’re looking into further funding and contract arrangements for the service.

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