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Accessible information

  • Making NHS information accessible

    During September, we held three workshops with NHS England as part of their consultation on the accessible information standard. The standard will compel health and social care service providers to record patients’ communication needs (such as alternative formats) and to provide them.

  • West Midlands campaigners have their say on NHS accessible information

    On 23 September campaigners attended a workshop in Birmingham about NHS England's accessible information standard.The accessible information standard is being developed to make sure that health and social care providers have a systematic approach to recording and responding to patients' communication and information needs.

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Bus campaigning

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Education campaigning

  • SEND reform resources

    We have produced documents to support families and the professionals who work with them in the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice.

  • Changes to Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA)

    The Government has announced plans to modernise the disabled students’ allowance, they say that the current arrangements do not recognise technological advances, increases in use of technology nor the Equality Act 2010.

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Employment campaigns

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The Eye pod tour

  • The Eye pod visits Barnsley

    On 13 March 2014 we took the Eye Pod to a meeting of the Governing Body for Barnsley NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

  • Eye Pod at South Essex College

    On 9 and 10 December 2013 the Eye Pod was exhibited at the Cross Campus of South Essex College of Further and Higher Education as part of a disability awareness week organised by the Sensory Support Team.

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Protecting welfare support

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Save our sight

  • Recognising local needs

    In order to set their budgets, councils and local NHS commissioners need to predict where their money is going to be needed. Joint Strategic Needs Assessments assess the health needs of their local population so officers can plan ahead. We've been working to ensure these reflect eye health locally.

  • RNIB joins forces with South Tyneside Council to tackle smoking

    South Tyneside Council has launched a hard-hitting campaign linking smoking with blindness as part of National Eye Health Week to get people to give up the habit. The campaign is supported by RNIB.

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Sight loss advisors

  • Exeter Councillor learns about vital ECLO service

    Councillor Keith Owen, Exeter City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing, visited the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on 27 October to find out about the vital work staff do with people who have lost their sight.

  • Campaigners in Rotherham campaigning to protect local ECLO service

    Sally Wilkinson chair of the Rotherham Visually Impaired Group (RVIG) and RNIB Volunteer Campaign Coordinator has been contacting Rotherham MPs about threats to her local Eye Clinic Liaison Service.

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Social care

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Talking ATMs

  • Great blog and video from Barclay's about talking ATMs

    Barclay's bank have put up a great blog on their website explaining how they came on board with the Talking ATMs campaign and led the sector in introducing the facility across their network.

  • Try a talking ATM

    At the end of October 2013 RNIB South East members got the opportunity to try a Co-Op talking ATM at a forum event.

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Envision network

  • Envision steering group met on 23 October 2014

    The latest Envision steering group meeting was held at our Judd Street office on 23 October in order for the group to plan the next stages of the network’s coffee shop campaign and to think about the next campaign and elections to the next steering group.

  • Last few weeks remaining to mystery shop

    As part of Envision’s campaign to make coffee shops accessible, we need as many blind and partially sighted 18-30 year olds to mystery shop in as many coffee shops as possible.You have until Friday 12 December to complete the survey so please mystery shop today!

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Other campaigning

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East of england

Campaigning news from the East of England 

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East midlands

Campaigning news from the East midlands 

  • Mystery shopping Nottingham Capital FM Arena

    Campaigners across Nottingham and Leicester have been taking advantage of the new and improved services at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena.

  • Audio announcements reinstated on Loughborough bus route

    18 months ago, due to local authority budget cuts, Kinch Bus removed their audio announcements on the Loughborough University bus service. After working with the operator, they have reinstated and updated this announcements on the service.

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London

Campaigning news from London

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North east

Campaigning news from the North East 

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North west

Campaigning news from the North west 

  • Steve Rotheram MP visits ECLO at Aintree Hospital

    On 17 October, Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton, joined us alongside Bradbury Fields, who deliver services for blind and partially sighted people across Merseyside, to talk about the need for people to be given support when diagnosed with a sight condition.

  • MP learns of difficulties faced by people with sight loss in Sale

    RNIB campaigner, Nick Goodwin invited his local MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, local councillors and Police Officers to take part in a blindfold walk around Sale on 12 September.

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South east

Campaigning news from the South east 

  • Sight loss advisers offer support and advice

    Save Southampton’s ECLO service

    We’re working alongside colleagues from Action for Blind People and Southampton Sight and Opensight to protect the local Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) service which has been removed due to budget cuts.

  • Go Coach sign up to ‘We’re on board’ bus charter

    Go-Coach, the Sevenoaks based bus operator has become the latest operator to sign up to RNIB’s ‘We’re on board’ bus charter.

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South west

Campaigning news from the South west 

  • Exeter Councillor learns about vital ECLO service

    Councillor Keith Owen, Exeter City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing, visited the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on 27 October to find out about the vital work staff do with people who have lost their sight.

  • South West volunteer talks to us about shared space

    South West volunteer campaigner Josie Iles has been successful in persuading her council to reign back plans to remove pedestrian crossings and kerbs in Keynsham. Josie spoke to us about why shared space could be two little words you won’t want to hear.

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West midlands

Campaigning news from the West midlands 

  • West Midlands campaigners have their say on NHS accessible information

    On 23 September campaigners attended a workshop in Birmingham about NHS England's accessible information standard.The accessible information standard is being developed to make sure that health and social care providers have a systematic approach to recording and responding to patients' communication and information needs.

  • MP for North Warwickshire and Bedworth goes on blindfold bus journey

    On 20 August, Dan Byles, MP North Warwickshire and Bedworth, went on a blindfold bus journey with a group of local campaigners and staff from the Warwickshire Association for the Blind as part of our ‘Stop for me, speak to me’ campaign.

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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

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