Title: Registered blind and partially sighted people: Year ending 31 March 2014, England
Authors: Kate Flynn, RNIB, Publisher: RNIB, Year of publication: 2014
This briefing summarises the key trends presented HSCIC in their publication of statistics on registered blind and partially sighted people for the year ending 31 March 2014. The statistics relate to adults and children registered in England, by councils with social service responsibilities.
Registration statistics are released by HSCIC on a three yearly basis. In their current publication, they update and draw comparisons with statistics compiled for the years ending 31 March 2003, 2006, 2008 and 2011.
Known users of HSCIC’s earlier reports include the Department of Health, local authorities, Guide Dogs, RNIB, and the Certificate of Vision Impairment Committee. Applications of the data range from benchmarking registration levels in a given area, and monitoring policy, to anticipating future demand for services.