General research

There are some research reports that cover such a range of topics that they cannot be assigned to a particular area. Such reports cover the general experiences, circumstances and opinions of blind and partially sighted people.

Secondary analysis of adult social care data

Secondary analysis of adult social care data by Natcen. Investigation into what data can tell us about blind and partially sighted social care users. Published 2013.

Sight loss UK 2013

Sight loss UK 2013 is RNIB's annual evidence review, based on 70 key indicators that show us what life is like for people with experience of sight loss, their carers and those at risk of sight loss. Published 2013.

Update on inclusive society 2013

This report provides an update on the experiences of blind and partially sighted people in relation to travel, shopping, money, technology, reading and television in 2013.

Circumstances of people with sight loss

This report provides a secondary analysis of Understanding Society and the Life Opportunities Survey. These are both large-scale general population surveys, and they allow us to use independent survey data to describe the circumstances of people sight loss.

Full report:

Research briefing (RNIB summary)

Sight loss UK 2012

Sight loss UK is an annual evidence review based on 45 key indicators that show us what life is like for people with experience of sight loss, their carers and those at risk of sight loss. Published 2012.

Update on inclusive society

This report provides an update on travel, shopping, money, technology, reading and television. It is based on the findings from interviews with 176 blind and partially sighted people. Published 2012.

Number of adults and children certified with sight impairment in England and Wales: April 2011-March 2012

Report on the certificate of vision impairment statistics April 2011-March 2012. This research briefing presents the findings from analysis of the CVI data from England and Wales between April 2011 - March 2012.

Previous reports

Network 1000 - Survey 1

Network 1000 Survey 1 reports the findings of the first round of interviews with over 1,000 blind and partially sighted people. The report covers a wide range of topics - including housing, employment, health, leisure and money. Published 2006.

Network 1000 - Comparison report

The aim of this report is to compare the opinions and circumstances of the general population with the registered blind and partially sighted population in the UK for a number of topics. Published 2009.

Understanding the needs of blind and partially sighted people

This report was commissioned by RNIB and prepared by SSMR at the University of Surrey in May 2009. It looks at findings and recommendations to consider in the development of support services for those with sight loss. Published 2009.

Executive summary

Full report

Additional information

Towards an inclusive health service

This research investigated the experiences of blind and partially sighted people and NHS services. The research has highlighted that barriers to health information remain widespread, and that more progress needs to be made to ensure accessibility. Published 2009.

Briefing

Full report

Network 1000 - access to information, services and support

This report presents findings from Network 1000 Survey 2. The report focuses upon data relating to access to information, services and support, including experience of eye clinics and services offered after registration and in the last year. Published 2008.

Future sight loss UK 2

Future Sight Loss UK 2 gives estimates on the prevalence of AMD, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy in 2010 and 2020. It also gives estimates of health and social care costs. These estimates were used to inform the UK Vision Strategy. Published 2009.

Executive summary

Full report

Appendices

Future Sight Loss UK 1

The Future Sight Loss UK 1 report focuses on the key topics of how many people are living with sight loss in the UK and what is the cost of sight loss to the UK economy. Published 2009

Executive summary

Full report

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