Blind and partially sighted people tell us that they face barriers around practically taking care of oneself and the home.
The stats above are taken from My Voice and Understanding Society, which both provide information on the domestic and home life of blind and partially sighted people, including information on co-habitants, the types of support and help required, and carer responsibilities. Further research on this topic can be found below.
This briefing paper considers the evidence concerning the number and cost of falls attributed to partial sightedness and blindness. Published 2011.
As part of a review of its own policies, RNIB commissioned ARUP to conduct desk research on falls management in care homes for the elderly, looking particularly at the specific needs of older people who are blind or partially sighted. Published 2011.