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On my street

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Accessible information

  • Help make the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme accessible

    A growing number of blind and partially sighted people have been in touch with us about how inaccessible parts of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme can be. We've raised this with Public Health England but need your help to build up a case for this issue.

  • Making digital services accessible for all across Europe

    We all know how frustrating it is to come across what sounds like a great app, website, or online service, only to find out that it’s inaccessible. Well now we can really do something about it. The European Commission is determined to make Europe ‘go digital’ and plans to increase and improve online services - let's make sure nobody is left behind.

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Bus campaigning

  • First bus drivers swap places with passengers with sight loss

    Our latest Swap with Me event came to the First Bus depot in Bolton on Sunday 19 April. A group of blind and partially sighted passengers swapped places with First bus drivers and staff in order to understand the difficulties blind and partially sighted people face when travelling by bus.

  • Metroline commit to bus charter

    We had a huge breakthrough with our bus campaign this week; London based bus company, Metroline signed up to our bus charter on 18 March.

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Education campaigning

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Employment campaigns

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    2015 Budget

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivered his final Budget before the General Election on 18 March, emphasising the need to put "economic security first", to ensure continued economic improvement, and a reduction in the deficit.

  • Access to work changes announced

    The Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper MP, has published a statement outlining a number of changes to the Access to Work Scheme (ATW). From October 2015, the Government will provide awards up to a limit set at one and half times the average salary (a limit of £40,800 per person per year), this will be up rated in line with the level of average salaries.

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Protecting welfare support

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    2015 Budget

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivered his final Budget before the General Election on 18 March, emphasising the need to put "economic security first", to ensure continued economic improvement, and a reduction in the deficit.

  • Improving Access to Work for disabled people

    We at RNIB strongly support the Access to Work scheme because it enables blind and partially sighted people of working age to become economically active and independent. On 19 December 2014, the Work and Pensions Select Committee released a report about how the Access to Work scheme is currently working, and how it can be improved.

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Save our sight

  • Clinical Commissioning Group U-turn on Avastin following RNIB intervention

    Over the past few months a number of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England have announced plans to stop using NICE approved treatments for wet Age-related Macular Degeneration. We've been campaigning hard to prevent this happening and are delighted that our pressure has paid off.

  • North East campaigners have say on eye health services

    Campaigners in Sunderland and South Tyneside voiced their concerns about support for people who lose their sight, how to prevent sight loss and the accessibility of health services at eye health engagement events at the beginning of March.

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Sight loss advisers

  • City centre tour highlights challenges faced by the visually impaired

    The challenges faced by blind and partially sighted people in busy city centres came under the spotlight in Exeter on 1 April when local sight loss adviser, Tracy Wilson, took leading Exeter councillors and key officers on a tour of the city centre.

  • Durham MP visits sight loss adviser in Sacriston

    Durham North MP Kevan Jones found out more about the vital support offered to Durham residents who have lost their sight when he visited a local sight loss adviser in Sacriston on 17 February.

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Social care

  • Local campaigners and Hull local society secure review of rehabilitation support

    Local campaigners, our Regional Campaigns Officer for Yorkshire and Humber, and Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind have successfully campaigned for better rehabilitation support in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

  • Big win for the social care campaign

    On 24 October the Government published the Care Act regulations and guidance which set out how local authorities should provide care and support in England. There is a lot to be welcomed. Thanks so much to everyone who has got involved with our social campaign! Without this amazing amount of activity we would not have had such a huge impact on social care.

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Envision network

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Other campaigning

  • Creating a New RNIB Group Community

    RNIB Group is committed to increasing the involvement of blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of our work.

  • A car crash waiting to happen?

    Electric and hybrid cars present a real risk to blind and partially sighted people. That's why we're working with the UN to ensure that their global regulation on these silent vehicles meet our concerns.

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East of england

Campaigning news from the East of England 

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East midlands

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London

Campaigning news from London

  • Blindfold tiptoeing with Tulip

    Tulip Siddiq, the Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn took part in a blindfold walk on 20 March to experience for herself some of the barriers encountered by local blind and partially sighted people.

  • Metroline commit to bus charter

    We had a huge breakthrough with our bus campaign this week; London based bus company, Metroline signed up to our bus charter on 18 March.

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North east

Campaigning news from the North East 

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North west

Campaigning news from the North west 

  • First bus drivers swap places with passengers with sight loss

    Our latest Swap with Me event came to the First Bus depot in Bolton on Sunday 19 April. A group of blind and partially sighted passengers swapped places with First bus drivers and staff in order to understand the difficulties blind and partially sighted people face when travelling by bus.

  • Swap with Me bus event coming to Greater Manchester

    Live in or around Bolton and travel by bus frequently? Join us at a 'Swap with me' event with First Bus in Bolton on 19 April to have the change to talk to drivers and share your experiences of travelling by bus. Places to attend are allocated on a first come first served basis so book your place today!

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South east

Campaigning news from the South east 

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South west

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West midlands

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Yorkshire and humber

Campaigning news from Yorkshire and Humber

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Europe and worldwide

Campaigning news from Europe and worldwide

  • A car crash waiting to happen?

    Electric and hybrid cars present a real risk to blind and partially sighted people. That's why we're working with the UN to ensure that their global regulation on these silent vehicles meet our concerns.

  • Making digital services accessible for all across Europe

    We all know how frustrating it is to come across what sounds like a great app, website, or online service, only to find out that it’s inaccessible. Well now we can really do something about it. The European Commission is determined to make Europe ‘go digital’ and plans to increase and improve online services - let's make sure nobody is left behind.

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