Being there when it matters
Only 30 per cent of eye departments in the UK currently have some kind of qualified support in place, and many of these posts are under threat.
No one should have to face sight loss alone
What are sight loss advisers?
- Sight loss advisers: supporting patients and eye departments’ (PDF 541KB)
- Sight loss advisers: supporting patients and eye departments’ (Word 67KB)
- Over 260 MPs have been contacted by more than 380 campaigners to ask if there is a sight loss adviser available in their local hospital
- More than 60 MPs and Peers attended the launch of our ‘Being There report’ to find out more about sight loss advisers.
- More than 20 MPs have visited their local sight loss adviser services in England.
- We have taken our engagement tool 'the automaton', on the road, engaging over 400 people who can influence decisions to fund sight loss advisers.
With your help we have secured existing sight loss adviser posts which had been under threat. In addition, a number of eye departments have either funded, or made a commitment to fund, a new sight loss adviser. However, there is still much more to do and in November we will be launching our new campaign action.
You may be interested to read our other sight loss adviser reports:
Being there when it matters campaign news
We campaign to ensure that no one faces sight loss alone. We want every person diagnosed with sight loss to have access to support at the time of diagnosis. We're calling for every eye department in the UK to have access to a sight loss adviser, to provide this much needed support.Find out what we're doing on our Being there when it matters campaign