Being there when it matters

Patient support services are left hanging by a thread with 9 out 10 posts in England facing extremely uncertain futures. Help is available if you have been diagnosed with sight loss


For the first time in months I had hope and a way of enabling me to do things independently

Across England there are established support services for patients, known as Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs), Vision Support Officers or sight loss advisers.
Short term and complex funding arrangements mean that many essential ECLO services are hanging by a thread. The removal of this vital service would deny patients access to support at their greatest time of need.

Hanging by a thread...

Read our latest briefing ‘Hanging by a thread’ to find out more: 

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