This page contains updates on the latest research news from RNIB and our partners.

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  • Research reports - our research covers a huge range of sight loss issues.
  • Expert series blog - our fortnightly blog by sight loss sector professionals explores topical issues around sight loss in a thought provoking manner.
  • Evidence-based reviews - which look in some detail at blind and partially sighted people across different age groups.

Latest news

Work Programme statistics briefing
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
We have made some updates to the Sight Loss Data Tool. Version 2.1 includes updated figures on registration and a new indicator. 

The link between sight loss and earnings
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.

Research underway into the experiences of blind and partially sighted people
RNIB are launching a UK survey looking at the day to day experiences of blind and partially sighted people. 
 

RNIB report on local authority VI education service provision
We’ve recently added a report to our Knowledge hub which looks at Visually Impaired education service provision across England and asks a range of questions about current and future education provision for children and young people.
 
New research provides an overview of emotional and practical support in UK eye clinics 
Early intervention services in eye clinics play a key role in helping people adjust to sight loss. However, our latest research reveals only half of hospitals in the UK with eye clinics have any form of support in place. And an even smaller number receive emotional or practical support from trained staff and volunteers.

New dates announced - Local events to help you use research and evidence
A series of workshops in locations across England, Scotland and Wales is being run to make research and evidence more accessible to eye health and sight loss professionals.

Evidence-based reviews published
We have published the first of our "Evidence-based reviews". Blind and partially sighted people come from every section of the community and sight loss affects people of all ages. Each is a unique individual. However there are some common issues and challenges that affect blind and partially sighted people in particular age groups.

Local events to help you use research and evidence
A series of workshops in locations across England, Scotland and Wales is being run to make research and evidence more accessible to eye health and sight loss professionals.

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