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  • New research on loneliness, social isolation and sight loss

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    Thomas Pocklington Trust have recently published a piece of research which aims to develop a better understanding of links between loneliness, social isolation and sight loss, with a view to indicating possible improvements to policy and practice and areas for further research.

  • Secondary analysis of the Millennium Cohort Survey: Sight impairment at age eleven

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    RNIB, NatCen, and RLSB have released a new report which indicates that advances in mainstream technology are providing a level playing field for blind and partially sighted children.

  • Work Programme statistics briefing

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    We have produced a briefing on the outcomes of blind and partially sighted people referred to the Work Programme between 1 June 2011 and 31 March 2014.

  • Sight Loss Data Tool updates

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    We have made some updates to the Sight Loss Data Tool.

    Version 2.1 includes:

  • The link between sight loss and income

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    A new research briefing considers the link between sight loss and income. We consider personal and household income, payments from benefits and allowances, and gross monthly pay, in order to compare the position of blind and partially sighted people with the general population, and with other disabled people.

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