North west news

Campaigning news from the North west 

  • Passengers swap places with bus drivers in Cumbria


    A group of blind and partially sighted people swapped places with Stagecoach bus drivers in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria on Thursday 22 September to demonstrate the barriers they face when travelling on buses.

  • Volunteer campaigner gets her message into living rooms


    Linda Wilson, Volunteer Campaign Coordinator in the North West, was featured on ITV Borders hosting an event for people with sight loss in Cockermouth as part of our Need it to Read it campaign.

  • 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.

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