Campaigning news from 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.
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.
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.
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.