New RNIB research into the benefits of vision rehabilitation launched earlier in 2017, is already helping to boost local services across the country. Mike Bell, Policy and Campaigns Officer, tells us about the benefits for Essex.
Last year, Volunteer Campaign Coordinator Julia Kirkham alerted us to the long wait that blind and partially sighted people were facing for vision rehabilitation services in West Sussex.
We're one of 75 organisations to sign an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for an urgent cross party review on health and social care funding.
Richard Holmes, our Regional Campaigns Officer for London, spoke at an inquiry on Thursday 12 January, explaining how levels of mental ill health among blind and partially sighted people could be reduced.
Cardiff University has carried out a study which demonstrates the difference that tailored vision rehabilitation services can make to the lives of blind or partially sighted people.