North west news

Campaigning news from the North west 

  • Improving access to hospitals


    East Lancashire volunteer campaigner, Mike Tupper, is busy leading on work with his local Hospital Trust in improving signage across all five of its hospitals.

  • First bus drivers swap places with passengers with sight loss


    Our latest Swap with Me event came to the First Bus depot in Bolton on Sunday 19 April. A group of blind and partially sighted passengers swapped places with First bus drivers and staff in order to understand the difficulties blind and partially sighted people face when travelling by bus.

  • Swap with Me bus event coming to Greater Manchester


    Live in or around Bolton and travel by bus frequently? Join us at a 'Swap with me' event with First Bus in Bolton on 19 April to have the change to talk to drivers and share your experiences of travelling by bus. Places to attend are allocated on a first come first served basis so book your place today!

  • Campaigners meet with Parliamentary candidates


    Over the last few weeks, campaigners from across the North West have been meeting with their prospective parliamentary candidates to discuss local services for blind and partially sighted people in their constituencies.

  • Share your views on future rail provision in the North


    As you may be aware, the Government is currently undertaking a tender process to appoint new operators to run two rail services, Transpennine Express and Northern Rail from late 2015 onwards. We want to hear your experiences of the current services and what improvements you would like to see in any new service provision.

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