Over the past few months, our campaigns team have been asking for your feedback about three important consultations. Here is an update on the issues that matter to you most.
All Party Parliamentary Group on eye health and vision impairment
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment held an inquiry into the issue of capacity problems in the NHS eye care services in England.
Your contribution to the inquiry was invaluable with hundreds of people completing the online patient survey. The evidence from the survey will be added to findings gathered from professionals, which could deliver real change for patients’ eye health.
Findings from the inquiry will be published in a report, which is expected to be released later this year. Look out for the inquiry report on the Parliamentary Inquiry pages.
Travel and transport
We used your feedback and comments to shape our response to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Accessibility Action Plan Consultation. The draft action plan set out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities. We will be monitoring the DfT’s progress.
Finally, we heard numerous horror stories about people’s voting experiences. In conjunction with Thomas Pocklington Trust, we submitted a response to the Cabinet Office’s consultation on accessible voting.
Early indications suggest the Cabinet Office is keen to overhaul the tactile template and some changes could be in place for elections as early as May of this year. Watch this space.
Thank you for your feedback – it is so important that your voices inform government decisions. We could not do our campaigning work with your help.