Yorkshire and humber news
Campaigning news from Yorkshire and Humber
During February, in collaboration with the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, we held four focus groups to help shape and create an evidence base for a new information, advice and support service at the Sheffield Hallamshire Eye Clinic.
Local campaigners, our Regional Campaigns Officer for Yorkshire and Humber, and Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind have successfully campaigned for better rehabilitation support in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
George Mudie MP visited the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at St James’ University Hospital in Leeds on 21 November to discuss the need for people to be given support when diagnosed with a sight condition.
We held a successful blindfold walk across Hull city centre with Councillor Mancey, portfolio holder for regeneration and environment, and members of the housing department on 19 November.
Sheffield campaigner highlights the difficulties blind and partially sighted people face with accessing retailersEnglish
RNIB Campaign Coordinator, Julie Swift is continuing to step up her local retail campaign.