North west news

Campaigning news from the North west 

  • Promoting vision rehabilitation in the North West


    On Friday 22 July, we met the Cheshire West and Chester Council sensory loss team to discuss vision rehabilitation support as part of our see, plan and provide campaign.

  • Training Optometrists

    Cataract surgery could be at risk across St Helens


    St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in Merseyside (the local organisation who makes decisions about health services) is suspending non-urgent referrals to hospitals for four months, which impacts cataract surgery.

  • Challenging planned cuts to services for children in Manchester


    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.

  • People with sight loss in Workington swap places with bus drivers


    A group of blind and partially sighted people swapped places with bus drivers in Workington on 14 June to demonstrate the barriers they face when travelling on buses, as part of our ‘Stop for me, Speak to me’ bus campaign.

  • Rebecca Long-Bailey MP takes action on volunteer’s concerns


    Eric McKinder, Volunteer Campaigns Coordinator in Salford, met with his MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, on 2 June to discuss issues such as Attendance Allowance, and accessibility of Salford’s streets.

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