Campaigning news from the East of England
Our Campaigns Manager Michael Wilson, along with campaigner Phil Lee, attended a half day workshop hosted by Essex County Council looking at sensory service provision in the County.
Members of our campaigns team were in Essex finding out about vision rehabilitation and talking about our See, Plan and Provide campaign.
On 25 April, Norwich resident Joy Croft took two local councillors on a blindfold walk to highlight how the removal of accessible pelican crossings is turning the city centre into a ‘no-go’ area for people with sight loss.
Campaigners in the East of England are fed up with the audio announcements being turned off on trains and are working hard to persuade rail operators to stop this happening. They’d like to encourage other passengers to raise this issue with their local operators.
In November 2015, South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which manages the budget for the local healthcare announced that second eye cataract surgery would be automatically rejected unless clinicians could demonstrate that an exception should be made.