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This page contains updates on the latest employment professionals news from RNIB and our partners.

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Latest news

Next Employment Network event - Fit for purpose 
Reforming employment support for blind and partially sighted people

Revised Pre-employment programme
RNIB has recently completed a major revision to its pre-employment programme trainer's manual.

Work-based assessment guidelines
We have produced an effective practice guide to assist employment and access technology professionals with carrying out work-based assessments for blind and partially sighted people.

RNIB UK Employment services now with Action
The RNIB UK Employment Services Team transferred to Action for Blind People on 1st July 2014.

Fit For Purpose report reveals that fewer than half of disabled people are in work
The Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion (Inclusion) have just completed a research project, looking at improving the way that disabled people are able to access support at the right time to prepare for and find work.

Government responds to the fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment
On 27 March, the Government published its response to the fourth independent review of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), carried out by Dr Paul Litchfield in 2013.

The disability and health employment strategy: the discussion so far
In December 2013, the Government published a policy paper, outlining its future disability and health employment strategy.

Evidence-based review for blind and partially sighted people of working age
We have published a review which looks in detail at the experience of blind and partially sighted people of working age.

Employment status of people with sight loss: Labour Force Survey analysis
The Labour Force Survey is a large scale survey carried out on behalf of the UK government on a quarterly basis.

RNIB College Loughborough Employment Programme
Do you have customers who are motivated to move back into work?

Employment programme for young people in Wales
Future In-Sight is a Big Lottery funded project designed to make a difference to the employability skills of 14-25 year olds across Wales who are experiencing sight loss.

New RNIB website
You may have noticed that RNIB has a new website. As part of this change we have separated the sections relevant to employers and employment professionals.

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