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.
Living with sight loss
This report takes information from two national surveys, the Life Opportunities Survey and Understanding Society, to describe the extent of inequalities for British adults in the period 2010 to 2013. The report updates the findings of the previous publication from NatCen Social Research and RNIB, Circumstances of People with Sight Loss (2012).
Adult Social Care Data: Year ending 31 March 2014, England
A secondary analysis of adult social care data.
Registered blind and partially sighted people: Year ending March 2014, England
This briefing summarises the key trends presented HSCIC in their publication of statistics on registered blind and partially sighted people for the year ending 31 March 2014. The statistics relate to adults and children registered in England, by councils with social service responsibilities.
- Download the Registered blind and partially sighted people: Year ending March 2014, England report and read the key messages.
Number of adults and children certified with sight impairment and severe sight impairment in England and Wales: April 2012 - March 2013
Report on the certificate of vision impairment statistics April 2012 - March 2013. This research briefing presents the findings from analysis of the CVI data from England and Wales between April 2012 - March 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.
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.
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.
- Download the Understanding the needs of blind and partially sighted people report and read the key findings.
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.
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.
- Download the Network 1000 - access to information, services and support report and read the key findings.
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.
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
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