Campaigning news from the North west
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.