• Making NHS information accessible


    During September, we held three workshops with NHS England as part of their consultation on the accessible information standard. The standard will compel health and social care service providers to record patients’ communication needs (such as alternative formats) and to provide them.

  • Recognising local needs


    In order to set their budgets, councils and local NHS commissioners need to predict where their money is going to be needed. Joint Strategic Needs Assessments assess the health needs of their local population so officers can plan ahead. We've been working to ensure these reflect eye health locally.

  • Sheffield campaigner highlights the difficulties blind and partially sighted people face with accessing retailers


    RNIB Campaign Coordinator, Julie Swift is continuing to step up her local retail campaign.

  • Exeter Councillor learns about vital ECLO service


    Councillor Keith Owen, Exeter City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment, Health and Wellbeing, visited the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital on 27 October to find out about the vital work staff do with people who have lost their sight.

  • Firstbus Leeds staff swap places with their blind and partially sighted customers


    RNIB campaigners, Sajid Ali and Charlotte Proctor helped to organise a successful Swap with me event in Leeds with Firstbus on 24 October.

  • Envision steering group met on 23 October 2014


    The latest Envision steering group meeting was held at our Judd Street office on 23 October in order for the group to plan the next stages of the network’s coffee shop campaign and to think about the next campaign and elections to the next steering group.

  • Last few weeks remaining to mystery shop


    As part of Envision’s campaign to make coffee shops accessible, we need as many blind and partially sighted 18-30 year olds to mystery shop in as many coffee shops as possible.You have until Friday 12 December to complete the survey so please mystery shop today!

  • Campaigners in Rotherham campaigning to protect local ECLO service


    Sally Wilkinson chair of the Rotherham Visually Impaired Group (RVIG) and RNIB Volunteer Campaign Coordinator has been contacting Rotherham MPs about threats to her local Eye Clinic Liaison Service.

  • Steve Rotheram MP visits ECLO at Aintree Hospital


    On 17 October, Steve Rotheram, MP for Liverpool Walton, joined us alongside Bradbury Fields, who deliver services for blind and partially sighted people across Merseyside, to talk about the need for people to be given support when diagnosed with a sight condition.

  • More companies sign up to our Bus charter


    "We’re On Board" is a set of commitments we want bus operators to make to improve bus services for blind and partially sighted people.

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