Campaigning news

  • Essex campaigner tackles the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in his area

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    Essex Volunteer Campaign Coordinator, Phil Lee decided that something had to be done when he discovered that eye health was not effectively covered in Essex County Council’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) early this year.

  • Changes to Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA)

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    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 introduction of the Equality Act 2010.  

    The changes would come in to effect for new students in the academic year 2015/16.

  • NHS England wants to hear from you

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    NHS England is the body that aims to improve health outcomes for people in England. They have just launched a consultation on improving eye health and the provision of eye health services, as well as reducing avoidable sight loss.

  • Yorkshire campaigner highlights the difficulties blind and partially sighted people have with accessing retailers

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    Julie Swift Volunteer Campaign Coordinator in Sheffield is stepping up her retail campaign in Sheffield. Julie has undertaken a number of mystery shopping trips across the city to test the levels of customer service offered to blind and partially sighted people.

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    Mystery shop your local health service today

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    How accessible is your GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy to someone with sight loss?