Campaigning

On this page you will find the latest RNIB campaigning news by topic or region. (Follow this link to see them all in one place if you'd prefer) Keep up to date with the latest issues by subscribing to our campaign update enewsletter.

On my street

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Retail and Leisure

  • Beacon of hope

    Milton Keynes Volunteer Campaign Coordinator and RNIB Connect team member, Padma Cheriyan has been campaigning for a navigation system at her local shopping centre, Centre MK.

  • Retail challenge in Leeds

    Volunteer Campaign Coordinators Charlotte Proctor and Ann Kohler have been working with young people from the National Citizenship Service to raise awareness of the barriers people with sight loss face when shopping independently.

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Accessible information

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Transport campaigning

  • Campaigners press for improvements at Paignton bus station

    Two of our South West campaigners Rose Hewitt and John Gibson are working to get improvements to Paignton's bus station to make it more accessible for blind and partially sighted people.

  • Small print train tickets are changing

    We recently met with the Association of Train Operating Companies to discuss the new design of rail tickets. ATOC admitted that they weren’t fit for purpose and a new improved design ticket will be available shortly.

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Education campaigning

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Employment campaigns

  • Money

    New Work and Pensions Secretary promises 'no plans' for further welfare cuts

    We were really pleased to hear on 21 March that the government has chosen not to proceed with any of the proposed changes to PIP. On top of this, Stephen Crabb MP told Parliament, that ‘we have no further plans to make welfare savings’. Find out more about the announcement.

  • Victory in defending PIP for people with sight loss!

    We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on 11 March, the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that PIP eligibility for people with sight loss will not be affected by their recent consultation. This is fantastic news, thank you so much to everyone who took action on the campaign.

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Protecting welfare support

  • Money

    New Work and Pensions Secretary promises 'no plans' for further welfare cuts

    We were really pleased to hear on 21 March that the government has chosen not to proceed with any of the proposed changes to PIP. On top of this, Stephen Crabb MP told Parliament, that ‘we have no further plans to make welfare savings’. Find out more about the announcement.

  • Victory in defending PIP for people with sight loss!

    We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that on 11 March, the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that PIP eligibility for people with sight loss will not be affected by their recent consultation. This is fantastic news, thank you so much to everyone who took action on the campaign.

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Eye health campaigning

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Sight loss advisers

  • MP visits Torbay's sight loss adviser

    Torbay MP, Kevin Foster, visited the sight loss adviser at Torbay Hospital on 12 February to learn more about the vital role of a sight loss adviser.

  • Sight loss adviser roundtable event in Bath

    RNIB and Action for Blind People held a successful roundtable event in Bath on Friday 22 January to promote the campaign to secure more sight loss adviser posts across the country.

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Social care

  • ‘See and Plan’

    Our rehabilitation campaign continues, with the launch of our new campaign ‘See and Plan’. Find out more about the campaign and get involved.

  • Making a difference and protecting vital services

    Thank you to over 200 people who have taken the campaign action to help protect vital rehabilitation services. Your support is making a real difference.

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Envision network

  • Young campaigners visit Parliament

    Last month, members of Envision had a rare opportunity to visit Parliament. The event followed on from a day’s training on campaign skills, the role of Parliament and influencing MPs. Members also worked together to further develop their employment campaign.

  • Sign up for exciting young campaigns network training event

    Are you 18-30 and blind or partially sighted? Sign up to join RNIB's young campaigns network's training day on access to employment and campaigning skills by 7 September.

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Other campaigning

  • We quizzed the candidates

    For the past six months we've been working with Mencap, Leonard Cheshire Disability, British Deaf Association and others to arrange a question time event for the 4 main candidates wishing to be London's Mayor.

  • Bristol Mayoral hustings success

    Working with a group of other charities including the National Autistic Society, Mencap and the Bristol Centre for Deaf People, we held a successful and well-attended hustings for candidates standing in Bristol's Mayoral election on 29 March.

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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 

  • Easy Link Bus service launches in Nottingham

    Nottingham City Council have replaced their Dial a Ride bus service with a newer and more efficient Easy Link Bus service for disabled people to use throughout Nottingham City.

  • Improving train travel in the East Midlands

    East Midlands Trains are keen to improve their services for customers with sight loss. So much so that from 5 to 11 October, we held a fantastic week raising awareness of access to train travel with their staff at Leicester Station.

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London

Campaigning news from London

  • We quizzed the candidates

    For the past six months we've been working with Mencap, Leonard Cheshire Disability, British Deaf Association and others to arrange a question time event for the 4 main candidates wishing to be London's Mayor.

  • A mayor for all Londoners

    This May, London will be electing a new mayor and London Assembly. We’re working with other disability organisations to organise a hustings event for disabled people to be able to question the candidates about issues affecting them.

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North east

Campaigning news from the North East 

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North west

Campaigning news from the North west 

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South east

Campaigning news from the South east 

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South west

Campaigning news from the South west 

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West midlands

Campaigning news from the 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

  • Concerns over Government position on EU Web Directive

    We’ve been working with our colleagues at the European Blind Union and across Europe to ensure that the future European Directive on accessibility of public websites makes a real difference for blind and partially sighted people in the UK.

  • Making web content accessible

    We want all apps and websites to be accessible. To make this a reality we’ve been working with European Blind Union, and Members of the European Parliament, to strengthen EU law in this area.

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