• Don’t miss out on inspecting and improving your local health services

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    Over the coming months there’s an opportunity to drive improvements at your local health services through Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE).

  • Improving Access to Work for disabled people

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    We at RNIB strongly support the Access to Work scheme because it enables blind and partially sighted people of working age to become economically active and independent. On 19 December 2014, the Work and Pensions Select Committee released a report about how the Access to Work scheme is currently working, and how it can be improved.

  • Urgent review promised after blind man fractures skull in crossing hotspot

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    North Somerset Council has promised an urgent top-level review of road safety at a junction in Nailsea after a blind campaigner was injured.

  • Campaign success - taxi driver fined for Guide Dog refusal

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    A taxi driver has been fined £2,100 for refusing to carry a blind woman and her guide dog.

    Campaigner Sue Smith was supported by RNIB to make the complaint to TC Cars and Solihull Council after she was left by the driver outside the RNIB office in Birmingham. The driver in question refused to take Sue and her Guide Dog Sonny, saying that his car wasn't big enough to carry him.

  • Government ensures inspection of SEND services

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    On 17 December the Department for Education announced that Ofsted will be asked to formally inspect local areas on their effectiveness for providing appropriate support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

  • Continuing the campaign to tackle hate crime

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    Siobhan Meade, our Volunteer Campaign Coordinator in Stevenage, is continuing her campaign to raise awareness and combat hate crime.

  • George Mudie MP offers to help raise the profile of the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer service in Leeds

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    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.

  • Understanding Hull public realm from a blind and partially sighted perspective

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    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.

  • Blind dates in European Parliament

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    RNIB staff, volunteers and members of our Envision network attended and took part in the European Blind Union (EBU) “blind date” event in the European Parliament over 11 and 12 November.

  • Making NHS information accessible

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    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.

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