Manchester City Council are reviewing how they support blind and partially sighted children and young people in education. Find out more and have your say by 8 February 2017.
Manchester City Council have agreed to work with us to make sure that proposed changes don’t stop services from meeting the needs of blind and partially sighted children and their families.
Lucy Dixon, our Regional Campaigns Manager, has challenged Manchester City Council’s recent proposals to cut services for blind and partially sighted children, at a meeting with parents and other stakeholders on Wednesday 13 July.
The Government has suggested changes to the way Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) is awarded, they want Higher Education providers to be responsible for providing more support directly. We are concerned that some blind and partially sighted students may not receive the level or quality of support that they need.
One of our Yorkshire and Humber volunteer campaigners is campaigning to save specialist courses for blind and partially sighted students at Hull College.